christmas at sieska key beach

it has never happened before

but it did this time

i entered a contest

and won a round trip airplane ticket

and one week free stay at a hotel

at sieska key beach, florida

 

years ago i came to

the beaches at

clearwater, tampa,

orlando and panama city,

florida . . .

i became a beach bum

 

and

loved

it

 

i wrote poetry

and short stories

and started a novel

 

back then I was in my

late teens

i thought this life would be

would last forever

with seagulls flying over

and white sand to sleep on

 

it did not last

i moved in the midwest

to work and pay bills

the best way i could

working on an assembly line

and later

selling things

for different companies

 

it has been many years

since I

first visited the beaches

 

now i am at

sieska key beach

only

because i entered

a contest and won

 

i can’t afford to stay

or to come back later

 

the sand is pure white

and the people are friendly

 

i may not

go

back home

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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