Dew-kissed, each pipsqueak
root ascends into a clot of shoots
curling skyward like the mummified
fingers of a pharaoh’s concubine.
The blond blossoms quiver
in morning’s salty beach-breeze
that crests to lick the hills,
shivering their spindly stems.
That anything green emerges
from the rough agony of sand!
That weeds outglow daffodils
where sun-fire burnishes the cusp
of sea! And amid their scattered
cups, buried to its wrapper, melts
a bottle’s mouth, resplendent,
swallowing its own throat whole.