Nude beach

The sun although worshiped
is a mercurial thing
both tonic and oppressor.
She thinks this singular thought
as they lie naked and hungover
their bodies covered in sand
drifting between expectant thighs
just like those Egyptian ruins
staring across the millennia
joined by a shared gaze
joined by outstretched fingertips

WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE
encumbered by heat
too sweltering for kisses
too sweltering for entwined limbs
SHE BREATHES IN
salt and coconut sunscreen
SHE BREATHES OUT
a wave crashing against the shore
SHE BREATHES IN
the bloom of  exposed genitals
SHE BREATHES OUT
the faint sounds of Latin radio

He stands and stretches
leathered skin sunburnt and gritty
like a golem sculpted from her desire
He runs down to the water and dives in
there was no hesitation
no dipping of toes
just another body disappearing
beneath a folding crest of water
He rolls over onto his back
his skin glistening
a half-erection presented to a navy sky

He looks delicious
and she worries a seagull
will mistake his cock
for a midday snack
So she dashes into the water
the waves slapping against her breasts
stinging her thighs
the feeling is not unpleasant
She lets the current pull her out to sea
her body rolling
in water a billion years old

SHE OPENS HER MOUTH
to taste the passage of time
SHE SPREADS HER LEGS
to share in the wisdom
of mollusks and jellyfish
who understand that the ocean
while powerful is indifferent
and not without its charms

When she comes up for air
he is  beside her
She kisses him
enjoying the salt on his lips
enjoying the heat that seems to rush
through every part of him
They float on their backs
and take turns naming the clouds
joined by a shared gaze
joined by outstretched fingertips

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