Half Drunk Muse Poetry


Santa Monica by Christopher Mulrooney

the lady with a dog

she wanders over the broken shells
tinted green or pink on the Boardwalk
swathed in black for sweating
and her stout bulldog is smiling
with an inquisitive smile

soft swell green as any hard umber
the sea soft hard as small
rock hard as any surface
vaporous shifting purple and led
to a far-off shore among the indignities of men

it really makes you appreciate
the beauty of seagulls

the little sandpipers
hie and dap
on spinning little legs

View bio for Christopher Mulrooney Published in All Poems 1999-2004

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Half Drunk Muse was one of the first poetry ezines. It was founded in 1999 and ceased publication in 2006.

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