The Limu Picker
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in burgundy blush
makes its serpentine sweep
down the tawny island cliff
as the first hint of day
demarcates sky from sea.
The limu picker stretches
and offers a yawn-prefaced prayer
to a God he hasn't worshipped in church
The common man in his element
unheralded in tourist brochures
untethered by a 9-to-5 schedule
unconcerned with shallowness
save the shallow of low tide
when--his wife and baby tucked safely away
in his heart--
for hours possessed
with the harvest of seaweed.
Have you ever eaten limu before?
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