Di Leonardo – Waimanalo Beach

 

WAIMANALO BEACH

(Inspired by a Destination Wedding Photo, Hawaii, 2015.)

How is one to measure O’ahu’s weightlessness
Lapis emerald sheen suspended on sand
without want

burden of thought slanting an afternoon
past the pull of palms swaying the far end
of this rocky shore

western edge of Waimanalo beach
where lover’s eyes transmute wedding wreaths
into one another without question

as marrow in bone unswayed by surf
a sea’s silent tug the fulcrum of sleepy stars
loving loving without matter without self

 

 

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