Tropical turbulence

 

Midnight,

& monsoon,

 

thunders on

tin roof

 

rides the gullies,

dark saturation:

 

mango tree

chatters

 

fruit rattles

like earrings

 

monkey silent

tail aloft.

 

Overhead fan

whirrs,

 

regurgitating

memories

 

best forgotten.

 

3am,  neighbours

party & the

 

coast road

 

growls like

distant thunder

 

I vacate

sleep.

 

 

 

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Frangipani

 

Soul dips

to horizon

 

beneath

feet current

 

pulses aqua:

 

angel fish

graze skin

 

like striped

ghosts;

 

surf hard

over reef

 

black dots

of humanity

 

pinned;

 

& the waves

keep coming

 

lulling, lulling,

infinity’s curse.

 

Shush shush

shuffle,

 

ocean’s

soporific night

 

tumble:

 

you murmur,

bed strewn

 

with white

frangipani,

 

delicate,

sacred.