Tristan & Isolde

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Some kids buried us in sand, up to our necks.
We passed a beer back and forth. The sky was rose.

I felt an itch on my nose and a crack
in his armor. From the jellyfish shoals

I heard an air horn. Another heavenly day.
The breeze picked-up and tipped our parasol

toward the cabana, leaving sun in his eyes.
You hear something? he asked. No, I replied.

When the ship signaled again, he squinted
and asked, I cant see  are the sails white

or are the sails black? I finished the beer
and stuck the lime rind in his pretty mouth.

Black, dear, now go to sleep. I rang the bell
and waited for a refill. One more blissful day.

last updated Tuesday, June 06, 2006 @ 6:34 PM