First Encounter Beach Revisited

A poem by Howie Good

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Late afternoon,
low tide,

a red dog
running
along
the shore

where
the Nauset
first encountered
the Pilgrims

scatters
clans
of gulls

while
its owner
futilely
calls it back.


Howie Good is recipient of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry for his forthcoming collection Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements.

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