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South Fork Poetry: ‘Memorial Day’

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:21

The question of what to wear

is always there. Evening

begins like every other day.

A savage ache for leisure.

Let’s offend the usual thing.

A car down wooded lane,

mansions of green and white.

The sun sings in waves.

Oysters on silver trays

iced buckets of Champagne.

Tradition is alive. A few

died or committed suicide.

The season brings new faces.

High on a patio, lips curl

for the first of many

pictures of summer people.

 


From “Hamptons,” Lucas Hunt’s new poetry collection, published by Thane & Prose. Mr. Hunt, formerly of Springs, will read from it at the Amagansett Library on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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