Pebbles under a towel
make sun-bathers scowl.
Pebbles rolling in and out
with wind and wave clout.
Pebbles prop up beach umbrellas.
A slalom course of shady dwellers.
Pebbles as miniature mountains to mount.
Pebbles washed up like bodies to count.
Hot under foot, pebbles dry
dull and grey under the sky.
Grab a handful from the shore;
Shiny-wet for a minute or more.