for you

no
that was something

now the news
is over

look at me
subtle reader

a face
by the sea

the barking seal
barks

whales
beach

penguins
wobble

a wave
mounts

and
mounts

pathetic seaweed
get lost!

then
crashes

foamy
and happy

the breeze
picks up

seagulls
hang about

the comfort
of susurrus

and
your eyes

a new shape
to the day

this balcony
so welcome

the service
so friendly

the menu
so good

robust
prawns

rock oysters
so fresh

the pelicans
have landed



looking
back

we drive
away and away

into
the sun

our
discarded napkins

useless
as distant thunder

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