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here on our pier in the evening...
Santa Monica Pier
photo by Allison

Santa Monica Pier

Here on our pier
in the evening,
my favorite strangers
furling their faces
in intense concentration
over their sinkers and lures.

A breeze ambles by,
and time doesn't matter
a little while longer
watching the waves play
a deepening medley
of purple and red.

Eyes linger 
now and then on a sky
that's gently folding the show:
a letter put in its envelope
to be read again --
tomorrow.


 Jonathan Bohrn (1999)
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