Dan Wilcox

Skinny Dipping

Mary tossed me her dress
then ran thru the dark
and the dunes to the beach.

There was no moon, few stars
blinked in the haze
invisible and silent as the sea.

I held her clothes
fragrant as her body in my arms
and I waited
as scrunching sand
became a splash.

I waited while she swam
with the dolphins
the red eye of my cigar
watching her, beckoning
my dark figure on the dune
her lighthouse marker
until she returned to me
as damp and breathless
as the night.


Dan WilcoxDan Wilcox is the host of the Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center in Albany, N.Y. and is a member of the poetry performance group “3 Guys from Albany”.  As a photographer, he claims to have the world’s largest collection of photos of unknown poets.  He has been a featured reader at all the important poetry venues in the Capital District & throughout the Hudson Valley and is an active member of Veterans for Peace.  His chapbook boundless abodes of Albany published by Benevolent Bird Press of Delmar, NY is available for Kindle from Amazon.  His latest book Gloucester Notes is available from FootHills Publishing.  You can read his Blog at dwlcx.blogspot.com.

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