Beach Birthday Bonfire

Living in Southern California, it’s easy to forget the beauty of the beach, the privilege it is to be relatively coastal – just like how it’s easy to take for granted the temperate weather and abundant sunshine.

I hadn’t been to the beach in ages, and so for my birthday this year, I asked my friends to join me for a day by the shore. We went to Huntington Beach in Orange County, famous for its year-round surfing conditions – hence the nickname “Surf City.”

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Summer, Salt-Sweet

This Flashback Friday bit of micro-poetry brought to you by summer restlessness and the unreal natural beauty of Capri, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Italy. I hope to visit again and linger longer.

Summer, salt-sweet

Summer drips honeyed heat
and I remember you,
and limestone cliffs
and Roman ruins,
our days salt-sweet.
Your kiss lemon-tart.
Your eyes blue
as the seas of Capri.