Saturday, September 5, 2009

the wall or the sea

flapping fish dying at your feet
throw her back and hope she'll survive
can't take her home and
put her in an aquarium,
can you?

a seawall surrounds you
you built it yourself
keeps you in
keeps me out

the sea is full of wild fish
you can't swim, can you?

me i sit on an island and
ponder the water
it laps over my feet
the island is shrinking behind me
i swim in my sleep
i dream of the sea