Surf music

I have been listening to surf music
And watching the shadows of the seagulls
Skim across the shore
The wind is up
Beating a roar on my eardrums
Flapping out the tempo on the flagpoles
Salt rime on my beard and frost on my specs
In the harbour
There’s a stately dance
Up and move to the right
Down and to the left
“All together now”
They need more practice
And over in the corner
The locals crowd and shuffle to get a view
Like the Lowestoft poor watching the ball on the pier
Nudging and winking

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