Thursday, June 08, 2006

The River Between Us

The River Between Us

The River Between Us (2001)

drained
into an ocean you
said looked
like skin --

skin
with a surface
unbroken by
the wake

of my current
body
sinking slowly
in sheets.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Slowly oceans rise.
Birds' nests float like coronas

Burnt into bruised halos
From staring too long at the sky

For a branch or a limb
To hang on from sunken trees.

Everything's under water now.
Blood from inside the flesh

Has seeped outside onto the backs
Of turtles that drift like stepping stones

Over unstable waves
Toward an insubstantial future.

Dr. Mike

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