Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Lanai

On that lanai in lovely Kapula, 
under a big white moon
and the ocean’s soothing roar, 
I find a moment of ease.

Until the steady groan of slimy frogs
reminds me where I am--a jungle 
of hideous creatures, frightening possibilities.
And just above my head, every second
a new electrocution scents the air with
the sizzling flesh of dying bugs, 
dangling the inevitable before me.