28 spring tide

Your young volcanic mouth: river, milk, honey.

This heat wave, consumed and consuming

 

your first knot: a heart unraveling, bravely

into the ocean. You spawn stones of geodetic lust, bright and brief,

 

your great adventures: swing, teeter, slide.

They said it was no small hole

 

in your heart stopped mightily that day

the dim voice entered.

 

Spitback of ash.

The high bar you fell from, back up again:

 

you are the love wave, breaking

through seaweed and bivalves, the golden seismic

 

tremors we devour.

Sleep, my love, sleep.

Published online March 01 2009.


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This piece was published in ‘Poetry Only,’ the Spring 2009 issue of CV2.

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