On Returning


Douglas Chun mauimagazine.net

Douglas Chun  mauimagazine.net

Returning from perpetual summer
a place where sky & water seamless meld
where white`caps mimic whiffs of clouds
and grown men play like little boys
splashing unselfconsciously in surf
waiting on their longboards for big waves
as gray`beards lie back watching bemused
all lathered up with their sunscreen
with endless mai`tais in their hands
knowing that paradise cannot last forever
and autumn awaits at the end of a rainbow
There is some comfort to be found
returning from perpetual summer

“I think your face is beautiful, the way it is
close to my face, and I think you are the real
October with your transparence and the stone
of your words as they pass, as I do not hear them” ~ Bill Berkson


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to On Returning

  1. hope you made wonderful memories


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