has deposited a body on the beach
along with seaweed and a log.
Did he die by accident, natural causes or design?
The papers will inform us to be sure,
maybe show a photograph, tell his age,
so sad but soon people will turn the page.
But at this moment seagulls swarm,
a feast on this blustery day
before a dog owner arrives
who at first imagines a dummy
now it will always haunt her dreams.
It is truly a desperate sight
yet the sea roars...indifferent to her plight.