Cruising South Beach

the bikini-slinging blondes
swinging feet, swinging legs, swinging hips
across the afternoon sand
my old man's reveries:
         Join the Army
         See the World

of sun-beige beauties,
spend swinging nights slinging trunks 
& bikinis & bodies & sand 
on beaches
too distant to reach
or never there;

my randy hand & memories
to musing in 
my involuntary monastery 
of lost delights:  
         Join the priesthood
         Let God jerk you off



Vernon Frazer’s latest poetry collection is Memo from Alamut. He recommends the Poetry Project at St. Mark's.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Monday, August 21, 2023 - 11:27