Finely Summer

Summer day in Monnickendam harbour

Finally summer, finely summer, and the sailboats
parade with purring motors past the quays,
meandering to berthings near the bridge
the harbour master raises on the hour.

Disembarking for an ice-cream or a shower,
the passengers abandon deck and bridge
for pubs and grillrooms harvesting these days
when no one needs a wrap or winter raincoat.

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