On the Beach
Solid and solitary stands the youth
On the beach where breaks an eternity;
Calamities like shards of shattered glass
Litter the wet sands that surround His soles.
To the far and untouchable line
That forever births the wind He gazes;
Salt and white spray assails His nakedness.
His flesh is proud and turgidly erect:
To the cloud, that like a silken bed sheet
Rolls across the sky, it pines and reaches,
Pulsing at the air’s erotic caress.
I arrive to stand silent beside Him.
I look to the endless sea and exhale.
I shed my life’s tragedies to the sand.
Antinous shudders; His ribbon’d pearls
To the ocean fly, ‘til on its passion’s
Briny wind they return to pelt my face.
Note: Reflections on the creation
of this Psalm can be found in the