Porto Colom Beach

Candy striped umbrellas

jostle for space on the beach

amongst spread-eagled limbs.

Oiled and golden brown they bake in the sun.

Lily white legs stand,

hot sand trickling between their toes.

Stout tummies lead the way

into cool lapping water,

wading, slow, heavy with

sagging, ponderous thighs.

Children lunge bravely into the deep

and bob to the surface,

grinning happily in a ring of bright plastic.

Fluorescent loops and paddles float

amongst the splashing hysterics

and squealing laughter of distant figures.

Majorcaseasunsun bathing

◄ Dreams of Pushkar

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