Published first in You are Memory, and I Archive, Cactus Press, 2023
We live in a sky of water.
We live in an ocean of despair.
We live in a land of fire,
We live in an ocean of air.
Water, waves, tides.
Oceans and oceanic clouds:
All fluff the same.
Blue and white
Monochromatic blue white.
The cotton candy eternal monochrome softness of matter,
Right by my window aisle,
On the plane.
Right by my windowsill,
When it snows
And when it hails.
I live in an ocean of my breathing.
I live in an ocean of my loved ones' breathing.
An air that engulfs.
The big picture, and my special touch.
The cotton candy eternal monochrome softness of matter.
The monochrome softness of oceanic clouds
And cloudless oceans
Aching to hold us.