Looking for love at Luguna Beach

She had an Angel’s smile

glancing at me several times

in a bookstore

I got all the mojo

I could and walked up

and said can I buy you a coffee

at their snack bar?

Smiling she reached

for my hand

as we walked to the bookstore’s

sit down coffee and pastry area

We talked of past hurts

and imagined outloud

things might be different

if we met again

It was to happen

the next day

on the beach

she would bring a picnic lunch

I’d bring wine and soft drinks

Diane never showed up

I walked up and down the beach

for hours

looking for her

Finally I sat down

as salted tears soaked

the sand

and waited

two more hours

just in case . . .

Before going to my hotel

I tasted my tears on the sand

for a memory

of her

to take home

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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