Ankles washed by Christmas waters.
Thirsty sands drink slapping laps,
while on shore seaweed wanders.
Lungs fill with gulped gusts.
Incoming tides swing like flamenco skirts
folding over an Atlantic crest.
A full moon films in black and white,
Warren’s beach double foot print trail
yet by cliffs edge, fresh evidence reveals
no sunken heals! Just toes facing toes,
until a wave washes our festive secret.
Emma Clohessy being introduced to Creative Writing by UCC, has since published poems in the Holly Bough, anthology ‘Midleton Miscellany’, the Evening Echo and other journals. She lives in East Cork and is a Speech and Drama teacher with West London University and LAMDA.