christmas at sieska key beach

31 Dec

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

 

 

 

 

 

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