These trucks speeding up to pass deliver unto the flattening shore, or
one implication of shifting wind currents is no matter how long you
stand motionless on the dunes, the world will not move you.
We thought what had been bulldozed was some remnant dwelling, to make
way for what, as though to suggest that, reflecting, we find
construction down the beach and a sense of recent rain.
That the steam shovel churning into the Gulf's tide shallows tilts
forward and doesn't sink, though in waves like conversation we seem to
sense winter, early, approaching.
It's true the oil rigs are sometimes almost visible from shore but not today.