There is evidence of activity at the shoreline—
But no. It feels too private, this place where I walk.
Except for the litter, the footprints, a name drawn with a stick, except for all that, surely I’m the only one ever to have been here.
Right now, that view, this red sky that delights me (possibly because I was a sailor in another life, a pirate according to a woman claiming to know such things; but I don’t like sailing, I explained. Ah, she said, that’s likely because I went down with my ship.)