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The Dunes of Ossabaw
We walked by them…
The lovers on the beach…
The night hid our presence
and the waves silenced our passing.
There was no missing the intensity of their caresses
and the throes of their passions in the gentle falling of night.
We walked softly to honor their magic.
The lighthouse sparkled in your eyes
and the quiet laughing in your smile
echoed the warmth of younger days.
On an island, long ago,
the dunes of Ossabaw
had whispered such spells
and we, in our youth,
had listened to the ocean’s love songs.
The return to our camp
passed in rich silence.
Under the amber glow of candles
the adventure returned
and I fell in love..
Originally published in "Bang" by Due West Publishing. duewestbooks.com