Sneaker Waves

Robert Grant

Here at this beach that slowly slants

away from the security of rock and tree—


then, under cover of water, gives out

suddenly like an anchor—the ocean can seem


harmless, even soothing, predictably caressing

the shore, lulling with its leisurely lapping.


Do not be fooled say the locals Do not be fooled.

Even violent men can appear tender for a time.

Robert Grant is a poet-screenwriter whose poems have appeared in DASH Literary Journal, Mudfish, The Esthetic Apostle, etc.—as well as on numerous unsolicited postcards to family and friends. Recently, he helped a retired US Air Force colonel write his memoir. He is currently at work on a family drama (screenplay).