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The Rip Current

The lifesaver finally showed up,
amidst the tumbling waves.
Another beach day on the job
glancing toward a distant boat.

She mused again, the second time this hour.
Have to save a life this day?
Or just patrol, ever attentive.

The bluish flowing waves
a stray gull calling:
come to my family to feast,
here by the sand dunes.

Rolling thoughts walking the surf line.
Then layered on the calm, a thunderous blast.
A fighter plane flying the coastline.
Must have been near the speed of sound.

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