Title: virtual beach


In: Sport 31: Spring 2003

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, November 2003

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 31: Spring 2003

virtual beach

page 232

virtual beach

inside the baby is feeding.
& you are useless at weaning.

so you sit with your lonely ear
to the busy cities
of tv.

you are a circle
& your baby an o

you receive the news
about a beach with no sand
which is about all you're up to.

you hear people rhyme
beach & reef
jetties & amenities in the same sentence

& you see the engineers
who had designs
in their eyes

you meet golden bay
& oriental parade
in 2 frames

& wonder how far sand travels
to make people happy & your baby—
he will never know from where that sand came.