Maine Coast in June

Seagulls skim over wet sand  

A father plays paddle ball with his daughter
Thwack thwack  

We had a similar set
That I played with my dad  

A man in candy striped board shorts
Strides with purpose to the water’s edge  

Dad would take a big breath and run full out  

Our children scream and run
As the 48-degree water wraps around their ankles  

Racing the waves was one of my favorite games  

Four boys debate the finer points of sand castle building  

I would spend hours digging in the sand  

A tattooed women contorts herself into a yoga pose  

As the waves and my childhood memories
Slide back into the sea