Sweet, Sweet Memories
Author(s): Rowena M Love
Copyright holder(s): Rowena M Love
rolling them round and round
so they rattle and click like sweets against teeth.
Bubble gum excesses are trapped in bladderwrack,
and boot lace liquorice
masquerades as mermaids’ hair
where fish in silver wrappers swim.
Sandstone, the seaside rock,
is eroded into nut clusters.
the sand is humbugged wet and dry
and candy-coated shells abound.
Sand worm casts curl into walnut whips,
while birds’ footprints pattern the sand like continental chocolates.
Dead jelly fish ooze:
whose sugar has been licked clean by the sea.
Stray floats litter the beach with pan drops,
and a life belt lies half-buried like an abandoned polo mint.
A matchmaker pier strides into the distance.
A closer look reveals barnacles crusting the pilings
with sugar crystals.
Perhaps the pier is past its sell-by date?
Sweet, sweet memories.
And all because the lady loves...
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