It's Tanka Tuesday and poet Colleen Chesebro has another prompt for us. Her friend and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, provided a photo for the prompt and explained, "This photo is a filtered version of a lifeguard station and red patrol vehicle at Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA."
Colleen asks that participants use the photo as inspiration but concentrate on imagery.
My poem is a tanka. Having run along the San Diego beaches as a child, I loved creating this poem. It brought back lots of memories and all the associated sensations. I hope you enjoy it.
If you have a favorite beach, could you share? Mine is probably the beautiful coastline of Carlsbad, CA, but quite honestly, I've loved every beach I've visited. ❤️