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Places on the shore to go
flat out in the sun, the beach—
are those trees or people
traps or tents?
The gauntlet that a village is—
all talk and not knowing.
Beneath the sand—a net
for the unsuspecting.
There at the edge of the forest:
a place to go into to hide.

Hokusai, Tago Bay