A BLUE PERSPECTIVE
She’s lost him.
Somewhere in the whitewash, or the trough between crests.
Standing on the point she squints into the sun, one hand holding her wind-swept tresses and the other her board.
She’s worked hard all summer in a sweltering cafe to pay it off. Now she takes it whenever she wants to that salty place where liquid energy rises up in columns before breaking over the sand like soldiers throwing themselves at the beachhead.
She stands there, waiting.
She sees him then, and relief breathes again.
He is coming back down the beach to her.
Returning from the ocean.
Photo: John Cox’s “Blue Perspective” sculpture stands tall above the Palm Beach highrise and evening walkers at SWELL Sculpture Festival (September 2013), Currumbin Beach QLD