Boat Rentals (poem)

Posted by ractrose on January 31, 2018 in Art, Poems

Boat Rentals

 

Boat Rentals

 

She tilts up a shutter

Her cart is cereal-box proportioned

Plywood corners puff like biscuits

Coated flyspecks score like nail tips

 

She issues metal tokens

Her hair

Grey with a cast of butter

Lanking it iridescent like an abalone

The bones say pretty met misfortune

 

Hours of commerce sober

phone

Tuned to a mummy-husk with shoe-black hair

A host holds an arena show

Where gladiators swing and miss

And the surf’s louche foaming through the palms below

And the arched figure in a lounge chair dead

And the footprints in the sand pass by

And the scene is cast in yellow, blue, and red

 

 


 

Refuge of Scoundrels

 

(copyright 2018 Stephanie Foster)

 

 

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