‘be’ and ‘is’ at bondi

breakfast at bondi doesn’t start
till eight o’clock

the beach is a great half-moon
that begins
rocky
in the east
all houses-on-promontory
then swells
as it curves
to a broad acreage
of yellow sand
and blue-green-white surf

at this hour
the beach sweepers
are still a-scurry
yellow lights flashing
heading westward towards my latte

perched above
on the promenade
the traffic is wet-suits
and surfboards
string-wear and damp feet
bikini cups and all-weather jackets

mountain bikes
rule the footpath

this seems

even at this hour

a place for people to be
I’m not sure
if it’s where anybody
is


© Frank Prem, 2006

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