8 December 2009

Beer's Christmas Swim

I dove into the pool
Blue as Christmas in Bridgeview
Shallow as a junky's excuse

Wedges of garnish pineapple
Sweet as Anne Murray's smile
Danced below me

Like yellow-frocked dancers
On Don Messer's Jubilee

When I came up for air
Like the hungry whales in the bay
I swept discarded straws from my way

Just as the bay's whales sweep
Empty Coke bottles in their way
Palm trees were reflected

From the water's greasy surface
Greasy with sunscreen and

Slick bodily matter
As if an oil tanker had ruptured
And then spilled its cargo

Smoke On the Water

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