Fall 2010 • Vol. XXXII No. 4 PoetryOctober 1, 2010 |

A Short Outing That Ended Well

Well, hello, hello to manly handshakes, hello to handshakes and friendship and also hello to the presumed love. For many days dinghies made their way toward the hazardous estuary, many-many days have gone by since then and they're still on their way in the wet sunlight toward the hazardous estuary. The sails have been meticulously folded and packed in paper bundles. In the dense breeze the pipes have been driven between the jaws, and the tobacco packets unrolled. A matchwas carefully but assuredly struck. There was a lot of smoke and thoughts smoke and thoughts. All were so ready for trouble, so in peace with the certainty of the hazardous estuary and also so merry and solemn (only the feet leapt onto the bank in time). Well, hello, hello to the wind blowing as usual between me and the familiar objects, between me and the forbidden thoughts and also between me and the ancient friendship. Let's go down the old stone steps, leading to all the dusty memories of childhood, to all the s

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