navy, seals & navy seals 6:30-7:30

i wasn’t too happy
wednesday spraying sunscreen
on all his muscles

blocking the landing
i stood far away
building muscles of my own

holding food water
air flip flops V.S. beach bag
pyramid pool life

“i was once on swim
team at UCLA
guy kicked me in the face”

telling his daughter
her girlfriend twenties
how he was once navy seal

not twenty four hours
was i asked if navy seals
can say that they are

have only heard people
say that they were after
they had retired

he looked at me and
said “i like seals” and smiled
he knew i like seals

you like animals
speak in haiku i listen
army, reserves, seal

life of pool party
wins racing twenty year olds
people are cheering

twenty third floor next door
he is so happy but
they cheered for wedding

he knew: i did not
would have figured this out
in an hour or two

he asked if people
cheered at my wedding how did
he know i had one?

i turned my head to think
they way he later did
sideways cannonballs

landing on his head
staying underwater so long
only six feet

i said yes they cheered
but i’m jewish & they cheer
when grooms break the glass

irish italian
speaking with scottish accent
it’s like they just met

daughter didn’t know
anything he’d ever done
neither did his son

ESP vanished
after water board training
i mean water borne

tactical navy
unter wasser training the girls
then turns to me

and said you are next
just me floating on pasta
bye bye ESP

6/20
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