Net

hokusai boats tago bay fuji cropped

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.

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Hokusai, Tago Bay http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections?ft=hokusai+tago+bay