Saturday, January 25, 2014
On The Beach At Bournemouth In The Morning
Rode the funicular railway down to the beach in Bournemouth
Wolfing down a bag of crisps and sipping a Gin and Vermouth
Walk along the shore with a brelly, don't want to look too uncouth
CCTV cameras watch me from towers, light poles and every roof
Feel like eating pretzels but this place doesn't seem to have them
Or maybe it's too early (it's just a little before 8am)
A man stops to ask
If I'd like to buy a watch
I tell him time is fleeting
Now go away or I'll call a cop
Someone spray-painted "taki" high upon a concrete wall
Is this a tribute to a graffiti artist or just Japanese for waterfall?
Storm clouds are gathering with all the makings of a squall
An old fisherman doesn't seem to notice as he carves scrimshaw
I'm still craving pretzels but no one recognizes my plight
Could the wind get any colder or the sun get any less bright?
Is that a woman up ahead
Walking a pig on a leash?
The better question is, I suppose
Since when are pigs allowed on this beach?
Over by the pier there seems to be some sort of a commotion
Strain my neck for a look but it's just a diet cola promotion
Thin and beautiful actors playing in the cold ocean for the cameras
The wind and whipping surf making it hard for them to look glamorous
The Director shouted action! but the camerman was a bit distracted
An actress had lost her top and the actors all over-reacted
What can be expected when out
For a morning stroll along the coast?
An acute lack of pretzels and
A fake Rolex watch, at the most