Tag Archives: ocean

Cold Comfort

Think about all the fishes in the sea, small comfort. It is not a question of plenty, it is a complaint of distance, of cold and voluminous sinks and dark, uncharted waters recirculating between currents. The way the ice forms, … Continue reading

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D

Half moon materializes from behind clouds like the letter D, like you, my double-half-moon friend, another glowing presence seldom seen behind this partly to mostly cloudy life of mine. I think of you, sudden widow, and X., such beauties, so … Continue reading

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Soup

His headaches come on with changes in the weather, rain on the metal roof, black clouds, a pressure. Hood up, glasses off, focused on potato leek soup at close range. Beautiful yellow bubbles, sheen, oil slick, daisies blooming in a … Continue reading

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Pacific Coast Poems

MENDICINO SEASCAPE Abalone, coastal fog, talk of tides. What is life but a rusty crab pot and a hundred poems unwritten? Told, untold, fold, unfold, like breathing. Open, close, like a book of souls. ***** LUNATIC ARPEGGIO Lovemaking heard through … Continue reading

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west

new moon child two nights old basking crab shell orange drawn earthward to flame in moth wing dreams feathery though scuttling beneath and beyond the tide line where night washes over the embers of the day

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The Kiss

Like that miracle girl from Wisconsin who slipped into the black hole of rabies and somehow found her way back painstakingly after a deep and fitful death- sleep, I am kicking through dark kelp beds toward a cone of murky, diffuse … Continue reading

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Those Last Lines

The old man was dreaming about lions. Some days I’m the old man, some days I’m one of the lions. Sea salt spray wind. I am the rocks, I am the waves, I am the salt air, I am everything … Continue reading

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