by Mary Scheurer
Once at the beach,
unroll your sand-repellent blanket.
Why host abrasive grains
in every crease and fold,
or have them stick to sunscreen?
No need for sun or cream;
favour fast-tan beds and booths.
In two shakes,
the wind-stop tent takes shape,
blocks off gusts and breezes.
Ears plugged to Spotify or such,
tune in to classic, jazz or pop.
Yours is the choice. There is more
than this backdrop monotony
of waves breaking, gulls crying
Our Waterproof Seal Case
allows your phone to function fully.
Enjoy a Netflix series.
Crime, romance, documentary,
an inexhaustible selection.
You are in no way condemned to
one view, stuck to a horizon
Where strand and sky meet
But can be elsewhere at a touch …
… in the future of a far-flung galaxy
amused by aliens. If not Science Fiction,
try the past. Historical drama;
be the heroine, inspire duels
and devotion. Or Nature Channel:
transported to Antarctica, The Hebrides
Namibia or the Amazon. Mongolia?
Connect your blessings, devices
offer all. Get online, double click.
Do not get stuck in the moment.