Monday, October 1, 2012
South China Sea
Drinking San Miguel beneath a porcelain sky
while the coral works.
The divers paddle their bangka to the reef,
its greens and blues streaking, and red.
South China Sea, surrounded by the sun,
your water body temp is 72 degrees.
Jellyfish dart, spastic and 3D.
A sea urchin bluffs at my knife blade.
There is no cause for alarm,
sharks won't swim in that coral.
Later, bangka beached rudely
beneath twisted coconut palms,
the sun submerges and the divers smile,
drinking San Miguel, brewed in Manila.