• Like2Love Miami Beach Poetry Contest 2013/2014

    Finalist B

    Beach Kids
    When I tell you I like you like easy mangrove honey and sea salt sting 
    what I mean is—just like our choices, the ones we make at the marina
    spotting manatees in the morning, like to love Miami Beach even in summer
    when it’s humid and the landscapers blow cicada songs through the hedges
    so we cruise back alleys desperate for quiet, until we find it, black kittens
    nursing feral from their mother under a bush of blooming bougainvillea--
    there’s something sweet-bitter in the water here–soft hand that catches--
    and I like the rough ends and I like the smooth ones, worn down by the wind.

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