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Not so much sex on the beach as second

base on a sandy blanket,

wet towel

barely concealing the rhythmic movements

of her hand on his manhood roughly ten

feet from where I’m tanning,



a peanut butter sandwich.


The girl on

her back,

straps undone,

t-shirt over her

face to protect it from the sun;

the guy,

much older,

pretending to massage her


leaning over her,


checking if the white-haired gentleman to

our left setting out his chair has any

clue what’s going on there,

never looking

at me,

or maybe knowing I don’t care.

Brian McGackin

‪Poet Brian McGackin is the author of BROETRY and DEATH IN THE RICK. He lives in Los Angeles and drinks a lot of Guinness.‬

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