Gold Coast Morning
by Shane A. Sleeman (Sept 2017)
Sitting on a park bench glaring at the ocean with absent thoughts and a silent emotionless heart at early morning. Perfect spring morning no wind just those steady as you go waves rolling into the beach one by one. The ocean glistens with the rising warm sun and surfers three rolls out are waiting in anticipation of another perfect Main Beach wave. Constant beach strollers pace the waterfront of the beach walking nowhere just to be close to the morning tranquil not really knowing why. Small dog owners strut the grass verge with their extensional dog leads more interested in text messages and phone calls than their breed less small dogs who are pissing everywhere. The Surf Guard watch tower guy rolls up in his 4WD and is noticeably drawn into lazy conversations with locals. The new day springs into life the same way it did yesterday and the day before that. The ocean welcomes all.