Down by Jericho Beach (Edit)

 

Social distancing (3)

 

Down by Jericho Beach 

the trees look guilty
the ocean is ill at ease
no one’s fault, but still…..

the courts are empty
no tennis ball pock pock pock
Canada geese honk

eagles isolate
my face itches like crazy
demands to be scratched

and those ducks, they don’t know squat
about social distancing.

 

Photo “Social Distancing”

 

The  challenge from Grace over at dverse is to write a poem using personification and/or imagery:

Personification

A figure of speech in which the poet describes an abstraction, a thing, or a nonhuman form as if it were a person.

When I read the prompt I thought of this poem from back in April 2020, I made a small edit.

21 thoughts on “Down by Jericho Beach (Edit)

  1. peterfrankiswrites

    I so enjoyed this poem – full of generalities and precise images, like a camera finding focus. I particularly liked the image of the abandoned tennis courts – sharp, sonorous and melancholy and ‘my face itches like crazy / demands to be scratched.’

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