By a beach trash bin, standing alone,
the spell of sex spent in the cool dawn,
his chagrin induces a low moan.
By a beach trash bin standing alone
he reviews last chances to atone,
recalls girlfriends, wives, lost hope, forlorn
by a beach trash bin, standing alone,
the spell of sex spent in the cool dawn.
Ian C Smith’s work has been published in Antipodes, BBC Radio 4 Sounds, The Dalhousie Review, Griffith Review, San Pedro River Review, Southword, The Stony Thursday Book, and Two Thirds North. His seventh book is Wonder Sadness Madness Joy, Ginninderra (Port Adelaide). He writes in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, and on Flinders Island.