A Parasol’s Lament

Creative writing submission from the Rest Less community – submit your entry here.

A Parasol’s Lament

My straw is brittle, sun bleached, frayed

nobody about to use my shade

I stand and stare out to sea

many others here just like me

abandoned, unwanted, without a claim

not a euro to our name.

 

Where are the bodies of yesteryear?

that spread themselves without fear

under my protective cover

mums, dads, kiddies, a lover

dozing and dreaming in the midday heat

sparkly flip flops, pedicured feet.

 

A dozen languages from many a land

bright towels, swimsuits full of sand.

 

Ah well, the sea always shimmers so blue

The sun will blaze on, strong and true.

We parade together, and we wait

Governments will decide our fate.

This poem was inspired by the theme of ‘ Staycation’, and was the winner in a local poetry competition.

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