the wind on a fresh shaved cheek
goose pimpled, sun in & out
behind the clouds, a language
wear the jumper or not
& the shore break
unhinged from the tide
a rattle of leaves
the lawn drenched from last night’s rain
a scarf becomes a flag & then a kite
into the take-off, swirls along the boardwalk
the out of step
string of us an hour
plastic wrap & walking
the shore line
habit of a life
between the piers
of nod & swing
Rory Harris, one of Poet’s Corner’s very first contributors in its ‘Independent Weekly’ print days, teaches at Christian Brothers College in Wakefield Street, where he is currently the Faith & Liturgy co-ordinator. His most recent poetry collection, ‘Beach’, was published last year.
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