Saturday, April 12, 2014

Case Sensitive

There are no perfect waves
               – William Carlos Williams

This ocean specifically
(ie, The Specific Ocean)
has ideas all it own
           Sun, sand, glass
                       seabreeze all dazzled with
                       blossoms & chrome
“Do you know at the offering of which libation
the waters become endowed with a human voice
and rise and speak?” (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad)
           The wave breaking left off the point
                       & sectioning out
                                   like The Book of Nods
I said I imagine we’ll be here for a while
at least long enough to figure out the chord changes
           & in reference to the natural affinity
                       We were all altar boys once
the Jesuit surf team paddling out now
          In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti
sipping the ocean haze through a straw