Treasure Island

Kaci Tami


The Beach


On the sands as far as the eye can see
Millions of bodies are everywhere
On coloured towels, floral bath mats,
On smooth brushed cotton sheets
Others simply lie on the gritty sand
Upturned facing the searing sun
That washed their bodies with warming waves

Turning them brown or red or black
Depending on how long they wanted to be roasted
And more so if they lathed themselves
Or basted their limbs with oil
Their bodies glistening
like chicken roasting on a spit
Now and again they turned
as if they were nearly done!

Others frolicked in the water or surfed the waves
But alas I couldn’t join them for I couldn’t swim
And besides my pasty white complexion
would only burn if I joined them
And so I hid under my large green umbrella
And wished I could join
The cult of the sun worshippers!

Submitted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Edited: Friday, November 25, 2011
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