hawai’i

hawai’i
    october 2014

Hawaii
With acknowledgements to worldatlas.com for use of this image of paradise blundered

before the old hall
with its roof and walls
of corrugated iron
got burnt down and
the nice new war
memorial hall took
its place
we went to see a
movie there the
only time
i think
set in Hawai’i
a paradise of palm
trunks in windy shadow
ocean hissing with
foam that lingered on
into white sand on the
pullback of wave
in such a place
a story i could make
neither head nor tail of
a man in a floral shirt
was shot in the gut
in a shouted argument
under those windy
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