Young Ocean frolics on the beach

Young Ocean frolics on the beach—

young elephant at play,

tumbling on his nose in haste,

too young, impatient, gay

for dignity.



Young Ocean morning-dressed in grey,

sunsuited grey with tidy froth

frills; young toddler watched at play

by non-committal guardian—

staid, stoical.

(Orange Park, FL, 1960)