JUST ADD WATER

Along the beach’s neon cosmos,

Looking for something to perfect,

Inner tubes and cosmo’s, 

Summer girls in retrospect;

 

Reading the orange palms to make

A lifetime out of towels and pails,

to marry for the ocean’s sake,

For the torches and the sails;

 

And one of you, my dream:

Not from here and not like this,

But the future was the same -

An adolescent heartbeat and a kiss.

 

Waikiki

July 8th, 2006