Atlantic Beach “Public Parking”


chipped mint letters

flicker at Florida’s first coast


pearly tin sign

atop a tall weathered post


two “P” words compose

a minimalist statement 


crystals swirl across girls’

distant giggles on pavement 


fiery rust streaks 

from the top-center screw


faded cat sticker

smirks like a sleuth 


slots always taken 

in the mayhem of May


spots now naked

on a brisk autumn day


bass beats brakes squeak

tires turn against sand


rumbling engine stops

door opens then slams 


Jeep keys jingle

wind-whipped jacket zips


seagulls vet visitors

in between dips


cold noses and rosy smiles

pass by on high dunes 


waves whisk away worries

wakes waltz to tide’s tunes


your watch left to nap

on sun-streaked seat leather


all rigor resigns

toes slowly dig in together 



© Candice Reineke 2020



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Candice Reineke

Fri 4th Dec 2020 13:42

You’re gracious, Paul! thank you 🙏🏽

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