hawaii and duck sauce

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don’t want to see
tsunami coming eli
“me don’t wanna go home”

mrs. mallard flies
over your head to hear
jolene jolene jolene

why i have no idea
every sound sounds exactly
the same as rest

walk in the ocean
not even for hushpuppy
tolerate country

on no other nights
have ducks come to listen
below the restaurant

tuesday nights superb
if you don’t like “new york new york”
duck has no taste

would you like duck sauce
tomorrow i will bring you some
for your egg roll

thank goodness for leis
hawaiian dancers next door
drowning out jolene

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blue pupik (belly button) II

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dress following
into the ocean so cannot
have peace and quiet

forget you were wearing
one hundred forty five
sandals on your toes

they took the twenty
before the lifeguard said to
leave them at his stand

no life guards in fall
leaving behind john’s chair
seeing him move two times

almost at the water
a man with new york accent
florescent trunks

“would you like tickets
for dinner and restaurants
tell me when you check out”

i am so confused
never seeing anyone
do this here before

telling him “FIFTY
YEARS if i live that long
i’m NEVER checking out”

then asking if i
would like to have one hundred
go hear vacation

i said i don’t drive
this is what he understand
not that i live here

blue pupik high tide
next to me she turns her back
eyes staring at me

before having time
to figure out if that’s her
the eyes tell you so

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