The docks are left in
drift wood pieces shoved ashore,
the fallen in the autumn storms.
All that’s left of seagrass beds and hide and seek rocks
is saltwater from unfamiliar seas.
The crabs don’t feed on blue mussels anymore,
as oysters far from home are eating them out of their houses,
and the days of scraped knees and saltwater hair
are dragged to sea by autumn’s current.