Strobes across vermillion
Featherstars, fine silt
The formidable. Silk slips over
Lagoon tunnels, eely reefs, volcanic
holders of lost missiles,
Plankton blooms, viscous, the touch
Suddenly rubbery lace, pearl-smooth
somersaulting with salt bubbles
That dream in another language...
What's the password, friendly fish?
Doado. You---yellowtail wahoo,
Manta, you giant kites-----
Can't you let your secret
You, strange streets breathing the ghosts
Of Cortez, Micronesia, Fiji, the orient-----
Your hope is an
Your very walls teeming...
Waves, waves, you continuous cast-offs,
Strip off my robes, waken the
Listen, let me back. This time, promise,
I won't ever leave
~by Stephen Mead