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JOHN HORVATH Jr : Black Dolphins Passing Alligator Point Beach
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JOHN HORVATH Jr
Black Dolphins Passing Alligator Point Beach
Had the sun been higher or
the wind a slight more brisk
I would not have sat still
in the dunes watching girls
attempt a modest tan on breasts.
I saw the dolphins pass
and realized how time has
come to pass me by; how once
much younger I might have cried
and pointed their direction. Now
an old man fearing detection,
I sat still, burnt bright red.
Red in the dunes along Alligator Point,
I felt the young women blossom
while sensing someone out here
possibly observing their maturing gestures.
Flaunt what you have: the wrinkles
are coming; the boys will be old men
burnt forever by too many summers.
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