NOW YOU SEE THE PROBLEM IS

 

I was just informed

there have never been shark nets on the coast around my hometown

 

- I know my mother loves me

 

some girls step in unison

link arms tsunami through corridors doors barriers flips of hair swishes of skirts

some girls pop socks lock eyes march  

 

                    unaware and too conscious

 

some women are of air and sun bleached bone

wind wracked shapely sinew skin cool even before dusk

 

some girls some women some other person’s wreckage in the aftermath

 

                   it’s not always like this

 

-  but it’s always been this way

 

                  I have a few concerns

 

-There have never been shark nets