Sand Tracking

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #161:
Staying on Track  (posted by merrildsmith)

"Today’s Quadrille prompt word—as I’m certain you’ve guessed–is track–or tracks, or tracked, or tracking. Perhaps you have run on a track, have followed the tracks of your tears, journeyed along railroad tracks, walked on a track through the woods, used a tracking device, or noticed tracks left in the snow. How you use the word is up to you."

Summertime tracks
in the sand
are fun to decipher–
sneaker prints of
sand-fearing folks,
array of sizes 
of bare human footprints.
My favorite tracks are
hieroglyphic ones
of seagulls skittering
toward food, and deeper
ones when planting
a firm foothold for

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Sand Tracking

  1. merrildsmith says:

    I love this. You had me there with you on the beach looking at the tracks. 💙 Thank you for responding to the prompt.


  2. Mish says:

    I love the focus on footprints, telling us so much about others and those curious creatures too. This is great!


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