seems to emerge at Newhaven harbour
as waves crash over its walls
under a bruised menacing sky.
I am transfixed by the photograph
and for a lengthy spell it holds my stare
as I imagine myself being there
with wind howling and sea roaring
wishing my camera had taken the shot,
an eerie but magical sight,
a glorious painting by nature.
I admire the sombre face
which truly appears to be Neptune's ghost,
transient image on the Sussex coast.