Boat Rentals (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 31 Jan 2018 in Art, Poems

Pastel drawing of rigid body in beach lounger



Boat Rentals


She tilts up a shutter

Her cart is cereal-box proportioned

Plywood corners puff like biscuits

Coated flyspecks score like nail tips


She issues metal tokens

Her hair

Grey with a cast of butter

Lanking it iridescent like an abalone

The bones say pretty met misfortune


Hours of commerce sober


Tuned to a mummy-husk with shoe-black hair

A host holds an arena show

Where gladiators swing and miss

And the surf’s louche foaming through the palms below

And the arched figure in a lounge chair dead

And the footprints in the sand pass by

And the scene is cast in yellow, blue, and red



Boat Rentals

Refuge of ScoundrelsCollage art with quarter-arc of fish and metal cart















(2018, Stephanie Foster)



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