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Sand Clings to My Toes, Daddy

by Jim Pascual Agustin

Issue 6 :: Summer 2010 (poetry)

They like you, my dear.
Your skin does not resist
being jeweled by these migrants
of boundless seas.

Your laughter
reminds them of rolling waves,
tossing, swirling
journeys with no end.


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"Sand Clings to My Toes, Daddy" is roughly 107 words.

Jim Pascual Agustin grew up in the Philippines during the Marcos dictatorship. He writes in Filipino and English. His books are Beneath an Angry Star (Anvil Publishing, Manila, 1992) and Salimbayan: Pagaspas sa Bintana (Sipat Publications, Manila, 1994). He moved to South Africa in 1994. He thanks William Burkholder for the birth of the poem "All You Had". Jim maintains a blog at