Gritty, glitzy, baked in sun, bathed in colors like pink and blue, South Beach flaunts herself. Brimming full with tourists, Spanish words land like snappy bits of music. People dressed in white, gauzy apparitions melting into steamy sidewalks that dissolve to ocean's edge.
Visions of days gone by are evident in how she dresses, how she looks to those who come. Shapes and signs begging for the future to slow down just long enough to gawk and smile before driving by, driving through to calmer cooler times and places.