³⁰ Among the rocks
I have finally reached the beach. Most clouds have departed, the weather is clearing. There is a group of people on the sand. I talk to one among them, who has a camera.
He tells me he is from Japan, a Japanese. Canon, Fuji
He is taking photos because
This is the most Beautiful Beach in the world Did I know
I tell him — Yes — I knew
I am also here for the Beach, and I ask him if he likes it, he says
Yes — it is a Beautiful Beach and we are both looking at
it, beautiful, the sand and the salty water
A 10 day tour of Italy
Rome Venice Vatican
Very Beautiful, and the Beautiful Beach of Lampedusa. Love Europe
He must go, now, we wave “bye”
“Enjoy your trip” and I did not ask if he knew what Lampedusa was,
what beach what sand what salty waters
filling up whose nostrils.
I am alone now.
Without a trace.
Dusk will fall, I know it is Autumn.
Mouths say :
Nobody is born here. Women go to
Sicily to give birth. People only die here, among the salty