[Editors' note: This is the 10th in a series of posts honoring the winners and runners up of Kauai Backstory's fourth annual Creative Competition. The theme was "Postcards." This entry by Rocky Riedel was a finalist.]
A broken piece of plastic poked its head out of the midnight sand.
The ocean, wearing its lacy white negligee
tiptoed in and kissed the flotsam’s faded skin
making tears stream down its face.
the ocean caressed the castoff’s rough edges
until it lay there softened
Then the ocean waved silken sheets over the cast away
merging it, bedding it, into the sand.
Where it remains to this day.
As do I.
Safe and sound.
No longer adrift.