jack kerouac goes to the beach – by Louise Kim

one smile (from you) would burst open a seam of seas
burst of seams
bursting at the seams
a seam of
all of the seafoam

purple and orange starfish
star the coastline rocks
dragging itself over shiny algae
slippery seaweed the moral of the story

the constant wave-beating
pummeling the shore
kissing it lovingly
beatnik – beatitude
the veritable holy honey
god made the world
and seagulls too

nature is never silent
and neither is now

Louise KimLouise Kim is a Korean American student at the Horace Mann School in Bronx, NY. Their writing has been published in a number of publications, including Et Cetera Magazine, Girls Right the World, and The Star Collective Zine, and is forthcoming in Ricochet Review. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.