A Simple Island Life

Each morning
begins before
the sun appears

over the cliff
raining daylight
along the leeward

living below our
21st century sun.
Monkeys grab at

fruit scraps
(sometime pets)
a few chickens

and fecund dogs
wander a small shore.
Children squeal

to the high tide
where fathers disappear
aft along the rough

netted and roped
they ply an ancient
trade, submerged

(remaining silent)
beneath our prim
and proper plates.

© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
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the ancient trade

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.


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