The Friday Poem: ‘Cabo de Gata, Almeria’ by Trevor Hayes

New verse by Punakaikai writer Trevor Hayes.


Cabo de Gata, Almeria


There are no humans

in this poem. They left


before it arrived, leaving

only pubic hair and beach


paraphernalia. This poem

has no humans. Instead it has


black sand and conglomerate

rock (the logical conclusion


of volcanism) and tiny waves

collapsing on black sand.


Trevor Hayes, 2017

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