Jul. 29, 2017

Omaha and Portmarnock Beaches

Two beaches in one year,
two countries.

My dad survived one
a long time ago,
we scattered her from the other

Havoc and desecration on the first
still remembered,
hopeless desolation on the second

Common loss washes
both places,
lingering loss, penetrating loss.

Two beaches in one year,
two countries.

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25.11 | 22:15

Grief is experience through the mundane. Simple but powerful. The accompanying image really compliments the poem.

07.11 | 11:14

Hi Peter,

A great observation! Social media can be a scary place... I also need to reduce my time there



06.11 | 16:24

A great one, Peter, in the context you describe. I don't read social media myself, I doubt my equilibrium could stand it. 'The balance of his mind disturbed' yes, I think it would be.

06.11 | 15:59

Yes, gossip is a weapon of mass destruction.

In my business as well as personal life I have zero tolerance.

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