On a Beach

 

On a beach

a crescent beach

with gentle waves

and gentle fisherman

 

 

On a beach

a beach of calm

her soft white sand

and soft dark women

 

 

On a beach

a tranquil beach

shimmering, shallow warmth

shimmering, turquoise mirror

 

 

On a beach

a beach of palms

with hammocks strung

and strung out travellers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a beach

this beach of huts

each day anew

each day more crowded

 

 

On a beach

beached with life

local life and foreigner

dogs and cows won't move over

 

 

On a beach

this beach is ours

this beach is theirs

this beach is everyone's

 

 

 

Photograph: Palolem Beach, Goa, India