Sunray Venus Shell

a sugar cane beauty
a strapping young doll
no one could claim they were
not jealous at all

half Carolina princess
half sweet Georgia peach
this bleached ray of sun was found
washed up on the beach

she had several bruises
between her tan lines
yet no one could solve this
indelible crime

it wasn’t the first time
and it won’t be the last time

keep swimming girl
keep floating away
your arms on the waves girl
you’re safer that way
(and that’s how you’ll stay)

time came for confessions
her journal was read
seemed no one had heard
the warnings she’d said

there was something in her head
so she swam ashore instead

keep swimming girl
keep floating away
your arms are the waves girl
and you’re safer this way
keep swimming girl
you’ve a lifetime to pray
your arms are the waves girl
and that’s how you’ll stay
your arms are the waves girl
it’s better this way

        

         

Copyright L.M. 2008.  (written February 26th, 2008.).

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I don’t pretend to be perfect!

I will probably never have even tan lines.  I’m not a big fan of lying around when I could be doing something interesting in the sun….. so I often end up more tanned on one side, or with a sock tan from playing tennis, or with multiple bathing suit strap lines.  I’m always surprised when people make a big deal out of it, so I’ve decided it’s like laugh lines — some people accept them and others do everything they can to cover them up.  My tan lines, whatever they may look like, show where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing….. and if people don’t like them, well then they’re not my kinda people  😉