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By Alex Wenderoff
Upon hearing the jangling guitars
like a montage of Polaroids
flitted before his eyes:
the corn-fed smiles
encircled by ringlets of blonde hair
locked by salty sea water,
the tubular swells
washed out by a sun kissed sky,
longboards slicing through the break
ridden by wetsuit adorned stoners
displaying their trademark nonchalance;
and if only fleetingly
he wasn’t in a grey cityscape
but back surfing.
Despite having spent a few hours
of his twenty some odd years on Earth atop a surf board,
he fancied himself a surfer,
at least in the company of his “landlocked” friends.
Alex Wenderoff, and I have had two works published with Quail Bell: The Stripper and Terra Firma. He is an elementary school teacher living in Astoria, Queens, New York who enjoys writing about his experiences outside of the classroom.
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