Brighton Beach

a polished coin

glimmering in the cerulean sky,

gazing fondly over the

glittering azure blanket

that rustles and foams


murmuring chiffon waves

caress wet silken pebbles,

enchanted by the sparkling

synthesis of sunbeams

with the prancing droplets


warbling gulls pirouette

through the whispering breeze,

a welcome reprieve from the

stifling gilded pressure

emanating from


when the wind roars

and the waves roil

and the air grips us

in its frigid maw, it's

easy to forget this side of you.

but you have reminded us

once more.

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