Tuesday, 13 August 2013


She did a proper double-take,
a real 'glance/look away/gasp/
look back again (with mouth agape)/
and stare' number, all in the space of
one thousand millionth of a second.

Sunbathers dozed. Two lifeguards chatted.
A mother rushed to scoop her child up
before the wave crashed. Sand was kicked
by brothers. Summer yawned fully,
and everyone enjoyed their beach.

But none of them had seen her vision.
She stared in silence at the image
walking upon the breaking surface,
far out beyond the rolling platform,
then laughed, as if for the first time.

(Bankruptcy-dels-Aspartic acid, 7th/8th/9th August)

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