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Mykonos, 1969 — for H.M.

Memory’s a reality
all its own.

Nearly fifty years later
I still see you
standing on that
dazzling Greek beach
wearing nothing
but your bikini bottoms
and an innocent grin.

A vision like that
can last a man
many lifetimes.

Where are you now,
vanished Venus risen?

And where exactly am I?

Honorary Schizophrenic. Recent refugee. Displaced person. Old white male. Confidant of cassowaries.

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