Phare de La Jument off the coast of Brittany by Jean Guichard
With a ravenous roar a hungry ocean
tries to swallow it whole. White saliva waves
encircle and crash against it. Again and again
the waters engulf the phallic structure.
Over and over the waves bash and bluster
in stormy anger, but the man made pillar survives.
The sea retreats in exhaustion. Smaller waves
lap at the sides now as if to tease. Gentle
massaging motions as if to lull to sleep-
but the ocean will try again. An unrelenting
predator that will build up it's strength
as well as hunger for anything within reach.
Michael A. Wells