Droplets of Verse: ‘Ice Cream Man’

 

Ice cream man
Without a van
A wooden box
Strapped onto his back
Cold steam
Pouring from the cracks
Crammed inside
Are ‘Eskimo Glaces’
That’s what they’re called
In the South of France

Climbing over the rocks
To the nudist beach
Fat hairy sun gods
Share bottles of lotion
With bronzed goddesses
An ice cream
Completes their dream
A young boy’s eyes
Look away, towards
Surf breaking to the shore

ice cream van

ice cream van (Photo credit: Yersinia)

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