Monday, November 24, 2008


Songs In The Key Of Sea

the songs I knew left lying on a beach, tumbled by the sea

a ship sinking out beyond where the ocean makes music,
the rhythm of the waves dancing distress signals
in and out of sight on the horizon

seen from the sky where no one was watching,
unseen from the shore where children sat distracted

a growing recognition of the genius of birds,
scooping notes from the crescendo of white caps
drowning all other sound, even the sound of drowning

the silence itself like the people you never knew,
mute motifs laid to rest at the bottom of a tumbled sea

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