Burnt earth

Take it for granted, then, the sun. Right now
What else is there to do? Lie on the beach
And believe in mercy, oh yes, believe

The burnt skin and the surfers will still be
Here for days and years to come. Take it all
The sun, burn it all, the earth. Burn it all

As you walk up the beach, nonchalantly
Swaying your large shoulders, dragging your feet
Within the delicate silicate earth.

Posted on 13th January 2016