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Tapa notebook, Oct 2007.




Striped candy deck-chairs
huddle the beach fires signaling
like a slow aftermath, post-
mortem breeze whipping the stars
and bars over an empty
life-guard tower.

Diego, a florentine blue
through plaster-cast topsail,
the wind liquid in your nautical eye.
Our good intentions are passed in
for an ocean view, for high-
rent sunsets, the body beautiful.

A pink bathing cap, shot of colour.
She stands motionless in the tide,
to her waist, for the longest time.
Nick tattooed on her neck,
Joe her bicep, shivering, deciding
suddenly, dives and kicks off.

 

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Brian Flaherty