Asbury Park Haiku

Cinnabar dragonflies
do a duet … mirrored below
in the lake’s placid face.

Plastic Coke sign turned
white by sun. Cute bathing suit
suddenly seems worn.

Playing harmonica
for curious geese, sassy
crows heckle my notes.

A row of blue spots
fanned across black velvet.
Hi, butterfly coquette.

My lover strides out
of the surf, smiling at her-
self for getting wet.

Ocean, give me strength.
I’ll submit to your green pulse.
I’ll roar in a shell.