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The Green Bench

Hidden past the highway bend, 
a bench clings to a shallow cliff
above a beach where banks extend
across the bay in sandy drifts.
When tides are low, the sea withdraws,
to flaunt the treasured ocean floor,
and anyone can walk across
the sand to reach the other shore.
With green paint peeling like old flesh,
the bench is baked in salt and sun.
Remember when the paint was fresh,
and in your arms I came undone? 
From here, we watch the water snag
in grooves of sand like buried mirrors. 
The sky is pink as sunlight fades.
Come close, my love, I need you nearer.

*This poem is based on the green bench (yes, it really exists!) at Sand Dollar Beach, located in the Rose Bay area of Nova Scotia, Canada 

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 7:31:00 PM
    Heather, Congratulations in Francine's, contest.. nice "Wearing of the Green" entry. always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on this win gain Heather...

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 1:00:00 PM
    The images you so wonderfully wrote, makes us all want to visit your green bench. Awesome write and win! Hugs

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 10:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on a really great love story here! I like them like I like my steaks, not over done, but tender and sweet! RAY

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 6:37:00 AM
    Congrats, Heather!

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 11:19:00 PM
    congrats on your win Heather, great entry

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:28:00 PM
    Great winning work..Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:49:00 PM
    yours was one of my very favorites in this contest. how good to see it rated high. Congrats, my friend.

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Well Heather, this one makes me want to visit Nova Scotia for sure...I am an absolute ocean freak and you have made me homesick for the sea...Exquisite and near flawless poetry...You're pretty good you know?...Congratulations! - Tim

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Hi Heather, this is awesome...Linda

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 6:50:00 AM
    I knew this would be a winner, enjoyed it again Heather!

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win heather love xx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:57:00 PM
    Swoon! A wonderful, romantic poem. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:48:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this gem, congrats on your big win Heather, xxx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:56:00 PM
    Loved it just as much the second time Heather .. Donna, congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:22:00 PM
    Awesome imagery, Heather! We all have those special places, don't we? Congratulations on your fine win!

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:19:00 PM
    Another awesome write. Congrats Heather. Rick

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:21:00 PM
    This is wonderful Heather. I would have put it no. 1. Congratulations and thank you for your comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Congrats Heather! :)

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 11:30:00 AM
    Congrats Heather!