Sunday, May 22, 1983

THREE POEMS

CHILDREN OF THE SEA


The children of the sea, 
the children of Mauna Loa
Pele raging against the sky
The fish swim between her toes 
in Hanamua Bay.
Her crying reaches the sea,
her black tears cool in its depths.



PAPAYAS

Papaya trees holding their clutch 
from beneath their leafy crowns.
Papaya trees holding their plantations skirts 
above their clutches of fruit
Waking to the cooling of Japanese doves 
wondering where I am anyway.



BREAKFAST DELIGHT

Papaya, Plumaria, papaya 
papaya papaya papaya.
White doves on the lanais in the tropical rain
Mahalo wahini, aloha welcome to Hawaii 
Hibiscus sunrise. Mahalo, Mahalo.
One breakfast delight, $2.45 plus tax.
$2.45 plus tax.

5/20-22/1983
Oahu, Hawaii
added 9/15/2016

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