The punctuation hike
the ellipsis was his unfinished morse code plea;
an S with no-O-S.
the dollar sign was a snake
slain by his bike
blinker-hot under an asterisk sun.
the ampersand was the track of his metal detecting mission;
commas, his footsteps sidling a dune,
until, hyphen-eyed, he obliqued forward, held under the bracketed moon
and tumbled, blue-ward,
into the underscored ocean -
and bobbed like a Euro: two arms
an evening C.