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Corona del mar


Johann de Lange - 2008-11-19

Corona del mar

The young surfer
with beach-white hair
who waves at me
and brown as the sun
rides out
the curved roar
of a tall wave
- spry wave-tumbler -
is the crown
of his species
of marine animals
and the scant
swimming trunks
that hold
the uncut jewel
the rosy coral
reef of pleasure
round which
my lips and tongue
complete a circ-
ular breath
slips and shimmers
in the noonday sun
underneath his feet
the greedy sands
suck
as he walks by
with long strides
smooth and wet
as a fin
the surfboard
a scale across
his shoulders
and his eyes blue
half-moons of ocean