Florida Observance

Florida needs her roots touched up
and her foundation is sinking
into deep wrinkles of time
warm flesh has shifted and the thin
veneer of beauty is scraped away
revealing bleached bones
and a fondness for money
biting the hand she eats from
her poverty of spirit leaks
like the rusted vehicle she has become
and she wears her age like a shroud
walls keep ocean waves
from washing her clean
as she tries to stop time
but the sand has already run out

8 thoughts on “Florida Observance

  1. Old Egg

    Much of what we touch suffers. We see beauty and by reaching for it destroy it. What was our creator doing when he created us?

    1. Dee Post author

      One of the saddest things to me is driving down A1A and seeing nothing but hotels. You can drive for fifty miles next to the beach and never even see the ocean.

  2. Jae Rose

    I have the image of an ageing Southern Belle in fast decline..beautifully drawn…the world sometimes seems to lack any kind of magic..or imagination..jae

    1. Dee Post author

      Thanks Jae, I’ve been on vacation and saddened by the state of the little town where my brother lives. So much poverty.

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