The Sand Surfers
Little boys and girls wear slick black wet suits
as they practice surfing on soggy sand.
With arms outstretched, they pretend to balance
themselves on un-waxed surfboards, as parents
dutifully watch them from beneath their yellow
beach umbrellas. Older children who ocean
surf wonder when these young fledglings will leave
the safety of the unwavering sand
and venture into the sea, to experience
firsthand the thrilling thrust of undulant
waves and sea-born independence.