Beach Town Midwinter

Cold and somber, the beach town
does not recognize itself.
Unlike during summertime,
it is deserted now.

The long nights of the winter
are a relief.
They save face
from daylight’s humiliation.

She feels like a beach town midwinter.
The alleys are empty,
the streets wet,
and the ocean is left alone.

Although the waves are louder,
they yield no interest.