misplaced

there are red leaves

where coconuts should

be

and coconuts where

beehives should be

and moss on roses

and durian on grape vines;

this place is unusual –

I need a drink,

looking out into the sea,

endless and vast,

quiet and peaceful,

for the moment,

until

the sun has its moment –

I need a drink

to numb her pain

as I can’t do anything

but stare out at the sea

and laugh with her,

gazing upon

the sunset

while

the Monitors

mate in

the ditch

and we sip on

Tigers.

-JDR-