Bojana Stojcic- Poetry.

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WOMEN OF THE SEA 



Every year films take place on the French Riviera 
Hookers stroll in and out of the big hotels
Lo sceicco bianco 
jerks off in the shower
picturing putes de luxes, well-dressed and well-mannered bombshells
for Arabs in white when the Sun goes out.
Smiling contentedly 
groping, growing, probing, rolling, exploding into
girls who keep their mouths shut and 
legs open.


It’s been going on for 60 years, movies 
under the glare of the spotlights and 
sex in the world with
polarized sunglasses, protection against prying eyes 
denying the redundant stare
hand in hand in Cannes. Yacht girls on the alluring Cote d’Azur
a balmy playground of the rich and famous.
Sun-soaked sophistication.
The chain clanks as the anchor falls through the water
cars pull into the bay to unload fresh meat 
classy mesdemoiselles like ships make headway against the gale
a gateway to success.
Professional prostitutes, B- and C-list Hollywood actresses, beauty 
queens and whimsical models dreaming 
of a world at peace when needed
kept close at hand, nude and half nude,
always in the mood despite
remarks made in bad taste. 
Combination boilers providing hot water on demand.


Winemakers babble about the wine production. The murmur of the waves.
Grape selection, cultivation, pressing, aging, bottling, tasting
wine and girls with perky breasts who
smile at men willing to spend a fortune to relish 
the bubbly taste of diamonds,
Armand de Brignac and Dom Pérignon
Prisoners finally taste freedom. A sparkling taste of 
attainability.


Orphaned children.
Street children sleeping rough.
Malnourished mothers giving birth to underweight babies on TV.
Scraggy children choke themselves awake on flies 
swarming inside their mouths. Squawking birds fly low. 
Switch it off, the craggy voice is heard
his words slurred
tucking into lobster stew 
harbored in the big blue.


White Pearl Caviar, white truffles,
white moose cheese made in limited quantities for
men in white.
The fish bite every day. Good fortune.


A fragrant pine-clad coastline at sundown 
dreaming in colors.
A recurrent dream about falling from great heights.
A wife dreams of going back to school.
A single mom of a two-year old dreams of going to America
daycare and neckwear at the back of her mind.
A girl leans against the headboard
fantasizing about a life outside of rent hotel rooms.
A dream vacation, a dream car, a dream house in the country
A dream hub and a couple of rugrats 
A golden retriever in the basket 
A recurring dream about happily ever after.


A gift for elderly men’s eyes they were
the most beautiful mermaids with a rare talent for 
grinning, loving and
making good use of their talents.
Nature gifted them with a fine body
and a strong stomach, so they thought,
a little piece of heaven bought and
brought sealed in an envelope 
their aching legs gave way, and they almost fell.
50 grand worth happiness. 

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