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Costa Rica: Palm Tree Trio

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Ballerina Trio
January 2014

Ballerinas pose,

backs straight, long limbs

curved. Pearl necklaces

lace swan necks. On 

an emerald stage, palm

skirts sway in a breezy

dance to the beat

of pounding waves and

a warbling bird chorus.

Cloudy figures watch

from the balcony, enthralled,

while a sprinkler cheers

approval.

–Terri Lynn Cummings

Tamarindo Mangrove

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A ripple combs the murky inlet fringed with shaggy eyebrows. Foam swipes spider crabs from the mud and brushes rocky teeth, hungry for a soft, bare-skinned foot. Perfumed warnings, passed from leaf to leaf, flick the nose of an armed iguana. Spikes held high, he stands watch in the palm of a bow-legged tree.

Huu huu. Huu huu. Monkeys howl at fleshy intruders disguised in sunglasses and deodorant. Suddenly, a floating log blinks and swings her flirty hips. Trespassers beware.

–Terri Lynn Cummings

The Lounging Chair

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Villa Marrakech

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Lounging Chairs

In a russet dress,

long legs stretch

on a pillowed

bed of wood

and lounge by

a marble pond

where brilliant

eyes of ancient

gods blink sun.

Shielded from

a cloud of bats

by a one-legged

guard, she naps

with friends

while waiting

for sitters from

Oklahoma.

–Terri Lynn Cummings

Tamarindno Beach

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

(Lune)

Sunscreen, towel, book, drink

Sandy mess

Sun kisses my neck

–Terri Lynn Cummings

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