March 3, 2009

Key West

Thank you.

It was a cold day
in the tropics.

We watched the morning sail in,
chill grey and glittering
with mist, the seagulls skimming busily
over the water below
your stateroom balcony.

While all the other tourists
paddled through T-shirts and tiki bars,
we would stay here until they all came back for dinner,
and we laughed like conspirators,
delighted with our discovery -

this was the best way
to spend a day in port.

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