I'm walking like a lousy drunk,
atilt and akimbo, still feeling the lilt
of each wave beneath each step....
It is a surreal experience, traveling
to a tropical landscape in the middle of winter.
(Never having done this. I know people
do it all the time.) To walk outside
and feel warm -- no, hot -- air!
To actually put on a swimsuit
and then go out in a public environment
wearing said suit. The shock of flesh!
The sun's reflection on flesh! Blinding!