My Favourite Blue Movie

Worldwide, the sea swallows
the eyes of mankind
draws bare feet
to its sandy dress circle
to stand and stare
at the flickering screen
featuring a thousand
silver memories.

In this matinee
with sad gull shrilling
and blue boat pulling
on its anchor rope,
the sun massages
my naked soul
as I breathe in
the whole seductive scene,
take part of it home
in my pocket.

Also by Jude Aquilina

We Meet Within
Next to Godliness
Lone Road Trip