Thursday, January 17, 2013

Under The Boardwalk

Under the Boardwalk

The waves are short below,
very short
under the boardwalk.

The people are short below,
very short,
under the boardwalk.

Somewhere or other
there is air fairer than here
with fairer faces

unconcerned and uncornered

with songs sung
in some other mother tongue

with greedy tresses playing fair game
in the wind

The line is short,
very short
under the boardwalk

scrolling light and shadow
walking shore

aces over kings and queens
heart-sorrowing space

limbs lolling and rolling
along the promenade strolling

somewhere or other
air fairer than anywhere
under the boardwalk.

(copyright EAC 17 January 2013)

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