If I could explain it -
I'm not sure I would. Lunar
patterns confuse me.

You look and see
a wild animal
riding a miniature ten-speed, wearing
a red hat
and tails. Your eyes laughing loudly.


intoxicating silence permeates 
my steps, each

edging me closer
toward mirrored ripples -
From the water I hear No, Maybe. And see nothing.
Wait - Ok.

Come on. In we are.

Us, Swimmers, strong
and smooth.  
A yellow watch keeps time,

crimson caps break, turquoise,
A body in the water, and
a Lifeguard to bury it in a hole at the beach,
too deep and shallow.

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