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Vagaries

Once when I was younger
Absorbed in the abstract
I sank my feet in the sand
And caught a cloud
I read French philosophers
And ate a sandwich
While waves carried people
And foam pillows
A boy sold cotton candy
While I searched for Beauty
A ball rolled past my towel
Beauty chased it
She wanted to play so I stood up
I thought about sunspots
And love
Two girls threw the ball
And Beauty chased it
But they walked away so
I waited
A boy next to me slept
While I dreamed
I looked in a mirror
And tied my hair in a braid
A cool summer breeze
Preceded the rain
I thought about love some more
While I packed my belongings
Rain clouds covered the sun
And Beauty and I went home

©Cate Derham

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Once

Once when the pale light
Of dawn crept in
I woke up next to you
A warm wind caressing us
On the Costa del Sol
And we kissed
Naked and wet
Glistening in the midst
Of rainbows
And secrets drifting
In from the sea
Painting images
In the sand
We walked on the beach
Clothed in triumph
And strings
Passion dripping from
The clouds
Bathing our skin
We walked to the water’s edge
The edge of forever
And held on

©Cate Derham