Poetry: The Beach


By Ana Pattacini


The beach
was a soft feather
down the shore,
the tide…
a crescent moon,
shining effortlessly
in phosphorescence….
a slow cadence
that years from now
will be hard to recall.



Ana Pattacini is an adjunct professor of math at Blue Ridge Community College. She has published her writings in Druid’s Cave (Illinois State University’s literary magazine), Broadside (Bradley University’s Literary Arts Journal), Coffy Time Blues (a San Francisco feminist journal), Ridge Writer (Blue Ridge Community College’s literary and arts journal), and Arts on the Ridge (BRCC’s online literature and arts journal)

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