Summer Love: Miami

Summer Love

(for Nadia)

"And summer's lease hath all too short a date."
- Sonnet XVIII ~ William Shakespeare

When evening marches down Flagler

to the tumble of closing cash registers,

the mold of faded bills in the back

pocket of his blue, pin-striped suit,

she will go with him only as far

as the river to watch fishing

boats with their tail of terns and pelicans

flashing their bright wings, like silver,

against the glass vaults of Brickell.


But when night ambles along Biscayne

with the rumble of reggae in his stride,

tabaco and mojitos on his breath,

desire wrapped around his waist,

she will lead him down the causeway

into cooling waters of the bay,

the daily cares sliding off their flesh,

and her dark laughter, like waves,

lapping the sides of the Rickenbacker.

***

Comments

Rethabile said…
What can I say? Little, except perhaps to thank you for the gorgeousness of your writing.

"...the daily cares sliding off their flesh, and her dark laughter, like waves, lapping the sides of the Rickenbacker."
Thank you, Rethabile. Thank you.

Blessings,
Geoffrey
Stephen Bess said…
Yes, I'm loving the scene and the smells. Great poem.
Professor Zero said…
Excellent.
Z!
As you can tell, I really enjoyed writing this poem.

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