Sunday, July 10, 2005

earth note 27

bahia honda beach, florida keys

through the snorkel glass tiger striped grunt
commands the brushy ocean bottom
one then two then a whole school
mass movement
a waving march in textured sponge wombs
a purple bush
a light green staff
sunlight spots like jewels
a lobster motionless on the floor
camped near a refuge
a barracuda on the perimeter
the tiger column passes
without losing form until shaken
by a sandbar
dispersing each
to new venues
new rendezvous

--- e b bortz

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