Corpus Christi

SAMSUNG
Ankle
eddies dance
on her ten-year-
old toes
for the first time
while wooing waves
draw her out
waist-high.
She romps
with mouth
wide open
and questions
the salt
on her tongue.
Daddy,
what does it
taste like to you?

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28 thoughts on “Corpus Christi

  1. Corpus Christi. Wow! I was born in Corpus Christi and when I was a boy we used to go to the beach and cook gumbo over a fire we built just above the high tide line. We used crab that we caught right then with a shovel (doesn’t get any fresher than that). My dad and I used to go sit on the seawall and listen to the music of the steel drums, from the Jamaican freighters, float in over the water.
    That was a long time ago. Thanks for sparking the memories.

    1. Wow indeed! It was the first viewing spot of the ocean for me. We lived in Texas until I was six then drove back in the summers. It was the site of my first college spring break (1987?) too! Lots of cool/crazy things happening there for sure. Your memories sound delicious and amazing! I vividly recall the sea wall too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sweet! Love the picture of salt water taffy, too. I was practically born on the ocean, so have no memory at all of discovering it. Thanks for sharing your discovery!

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