• Vol. 04
  • Chapter 12
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Courting the waves

Arranging the tryst on the lonely seashore
as a neo-Romantic in a market economy
—What a contrast! Phew! So rare, these days, such a mindset—
chose the setting for an unearthly experience
where the elements combine to beget
a mystic texture;

the random figure caught on the lens of Sydney-based shutterbug, Leio McLaren—prostrate, bit unwound, face skywards,
stretched out in a classic pose of a regular beach-goer

a tiny speck there
an organic dot
relieving the vastness of
a brown canvas
infinite but neat,

and, all ears,
ready to receive
the music of the foamy waves
patterned like a fine leaf
about to crash on those
uncrossed feet.