Diana van den Berg

(4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

43 Gentlemen in Evening Suits


Immaculate
and handsome
though a little plump
they walked slowly
and with some difficulty.

When they reached the water
they swam gracefully out to sea
whistle-clean and free of the oil
that had damaged their wings
and had nearly aborted their lives.

(19 July 2005)

Submitted: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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