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cruisers

a lonely cadence in their strut

you could make out straightaway

betrays who is who as they

come on down the gangplank stepping high

still un-rid of the ship's ocean sway

uneven breath stale but hopeful, buoyant

in the thrall of holiday

is a hunger

about how they scanning we

stalwart fellas what you looking for

is excitement a simpering glitter

shifting ever nearer greediness

but where to pass a judgment

here who measuring what?

look how that one just pause

she glance to snatch up mih smile

then flash her sharp pale blues away

a sea-hawk ketch a skylark?

a pirate armed with grin

at play?

so he moving in now

aiming for the yearning that

glimmers in her eyes he tosses chumminess

chats up the cute globetrotter a canny

good-time guide conniving with

a now-for-now Lady in Masquerade

trying to play she Self