Kacy, I am shivering just thinking about being on the beach right now. The wind is icy and filled with rain, but I hear the breakers from my house in the wee hours of morning. They are unbelievably powerful in the winter storms now.
I adore this poem! You make me think of the gulls in summer as they wheel and dive over the waves. We have a ruggedly beautiful coastline and you capture the untamed glory of it's breath and power with this one. I used to watch the regatta in Yaquina Bay when my son was working on a king crabber out of Kodiak that would moor there in summer. Magical, and so is your writing. Gorgeous poem!