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






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


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


back home






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