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It is a quiet clapping

no waves

the beach is perfect

the way she combed it

her writing stick



to commando


across the sand

every ripple on the water

she has named

every shell silver dollar

every palm frond fallen

she can even time the breezes

if she wants to.

there are only 11 seagulls

she has their potato chips

there is plenty enough

for every beak

there are no



to have to

listen to.

clouds with colors

a sistine ceiling

all is

as always





design by

the rhythmic quiet

lapping along her

private beach

where she controls

all audio

but suddenly now


some full sail clipper

attempting anchor just



she clicks her tongue

with stink eye and the yen

where are the words in the sand


she stands with her stick

and in vain tries to recall

the poignant message

she had dreamt and

rose to scrawl

for this day

it was brilliant!

it was good now

what was it?

her winged familiar

flies above humming

at it’s side

a giant dragonfly

a discerning eye

and love looks like illusion

and if only the distant rumbling

were tsunami to save her

if only the reef would rise like great barrier

sharks circling ’round methane bubbles

fire corral mines

portuguese man o’ war

she wants everything but remembers

this is now this is after

and she wants

not that hunger

not that intrusion

nor that dragonfly

with it’s bright

peacock wings

peacock wisdom

and not much more

which is nothing

which is everything

a fly nonetheless

beautiful or no.


holding a rusted key ready to toss

it into the newly agitated surf

the lock now missing

just gone

just gone

in love sadness

takes inventory of everything that

might be moved or must be buried

pre reminincing of when her

island was pristine and

void of any brightly

winged illusion

when writing

in the sand

once came

so easily

~ yvonne de la vega


About Yvonne de la Vega

Poet & Thinker. Joker. Laugher. Part time safe trickster. Visionary for Peace On Earth, Favorite quote: Love is all we need Message: Visualize Peace Visit my website at

2 responses »

  1. LOLITA says:

    Beautiful beyond words

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