Louise Marie DelSanto
Louise Marie DelSanto Poems
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On Beaches, Narragansett, Rhode Island
Here on Narragansett Beach
figures on wet sand in the afternoon
cool, foamy surf touching bare flesh
Like the touch of a strong lover,
I welcomed it all at once,
savoring the love songs for later
Hovering sea-birds, larger than life
consistent in flying beyond the horizon
What pleasure in such a flight?
The sun was so deliberate
so quick to brown my milky skin,
Such a gift this place in daylight.
Everything else is insignificant, I thought
And my body trembled thinking of you,
my bare feet pressing into warm sand.
Black Silk Scarf
Once arrived from Beijing,
My mother and sister approach me,
heavy tweed sweaters wrapped around
the weight of a past life behind them
They hand me a black silk scarf for my head and help me
board the train.
Chinese businessmen turn on their computers and tap the