I Watch Jack Johnson's Surf Movie While My Wife Is in Hawaii
It's almost as good as being there, in fact it's even better because I can stay in bed all day with the blinds drawn and the television on and all those friends on my wall can talk to me and I don't have to say a thing.
It's almost as good as being there, being here staring at the blue-green water which is something like the color of the necklace my grandfather gave my grandmother for their wedding and I got stolen because I wasn't paying attention when we got off the plane.
I like to think of my love in the world with all those people and me lying beneath the white sheets staring at the boys inside the waves and then at naked girls on the other screen I allow myself a couple times a day.
I like to think of the people on the hill I can see from my house. The one next to the Hollywood sign. You can see the ocean from there. In the afternoon the men hike with their shirts off and stare each other down. Sometimes I see two disappear into the brush.
Which is almost as good as being there, having my sweatpants eased down while I listen to the dogs bark and catch a glimpse of the water glistening all the way across the city. I imagine the little figures bobbing on the boards as my head rests back in the branches.