Beach Objects

A crumpled towel
lies on a sandy beach
like a shroud
worn over a body
washed out to sea,
lost to fish
and eternity.

Next to it rests
a toy activator tool
for turning sand
and building castles,
like dreams
to be carried away
with tides.

sits there, too,
battered and broken
by its journey
along currents
to a final resting place.

Smooth stones
have gathered alongside
to wait out the ages
and watch civilizations
appear and vanish,
again and again.

These things rest
in a pool of sea water,
where I stand
in the morning
and watch my shadow
on the waves.

Interconnecting Circles

Daniel Danzig
Daniel Danzig is a street and documentary photographer from Oakland, Calif. More of his work can be viewed at

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  1. Daniel Danzig - December 15, 2020 @ 2:15 pm

    Thanks so much!

  2. Mardith Louisell - November 12, 2020 @ 8:23 pm

    Dan, The picture is terribly evocative. thank you. And that yellow activator makes it, in my opinion. I especially love the towel stanza and the activator stanza.

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