Black Point, Oahu 2004
by Kirby Wright
Here you can swim
As far as you can go.
The reef is not distant--
Soon you will be aware of its teeth.
Bikinis and one pieces
Cover the beach.
An Asian girl searches for friends
Along the seawall.
She reminds me of what I lost,
The years of crushes and failed loves.
I?m there again getting crushed
And losing all over again
This time wearing
Sunglasses, visor, marlin-blue trunks.
The familiar sand
Shifts beneath my weight.
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