Poems and Poetry

Lifeguard | A Poem by G. Louis Heath

The lifeguard perches like a fish hawk,
eyes alert to crawl or sidekick faltering,
his trim, muscular body empowered.
Behind those sharp eyes a sharp scene
he wishes he had dreamed,
of a beach last summer,
of a toddler screaming,
while he was dreaming.

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2 thoughts on “Lifeguard | A Poem by G. Louis Heath

  1. Katherine McKalip

    Both my granddaughters are lifeguards this summer. I have these thoughts frequently. Thank you for articulating them.