By Peter Halstead

Stare at anything you see—
Inner tubes on the beach,
Tourists in the new lagoon,
The towering hotel’s vacation perks,
Such as, underneath the hula moon
And frozen in the fireworks,
A pareo blowing on a rack,
And the camera inexorably rises
To purchase, fold, and pack
The varieties of merchandise
That our triumphant vision prizes.

June 11th, 2010