February 27, 2012

Day Off

Down on the beach
children build elaborate castles,
not knowing they'll be gone
with the evening tide.
The cheating
couple steal an hour
in the motel.
None are too sure
just how they arrived,
not daring to ask
for anything more.
Each one followed
a dream to the shore,
escaping small lives
left behind
tightly closed doors.
All will go home
with the setting sun,
tired but happy
for this brief moment,
unaware of what's
to come.