Off-Season Travelers ~ Douglas Cole

What a luxurious bed
       and through that window
              the sea
              an eagle at one point
       white tail feathers flashing
              in the light
                     broken in clouds
and what a scene
       as the tide surges in
              seals barking on the rocks
       and the tulips
              in the painting by the window
                     glowing like an X-Ray
the walls burning
       then falling away