Low Tide

Written by: Gary Bovett

The tide's out at present
 Means the water's further away
 There's a whole lot more
 Beach out there
 Than there was
 Six or even five hours ago
 Temporary real estate
 Suitable for construction
 Of the grandest of sandcastles
 Unobstructed sea views
 One hundred and eighty degree vista
 No permit required
Its a longer walk to the water
 But not as far to swim
 As it often is
 This time of day
 It's thanks to the moon we're told
 Taking the beach away
 Every 12 hours
 For cleaning I imagine