BOTH OF US, ALONE
I thought I was alone, having wandered for about an hour
before the man and his dog slowly, but surprisingly,
came out from behind the large boulders at the eastern end
of the beach that looks over the Annisquam and that in summer
provides a good post for parents watching their children .
As the dog loped off along the path in the dunes that leads
to the parking lot, the man and I became the sole occupants
of this lovely, but in the cool autumn air, lonely place.
He didn’t notice me, or, in any event, acknowledge me.
I took his photograph as if to prove I wasn’t alone.