To the Ocean

by Sally Dunn


As you beat the land
a child in a red bikini
shrieks with delight.

As you beat the land
terns plunge for fish.

As you beat the land
the land leaps into you.



Sally Dunn’s poetry has appeared in Schuylkill Valley Journal, North Dakota Quarterly,Plainsongs and Straylight Literary Arts Magazine among others. Her poetry placed third in the Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest. She lives on Cape Cod.