light moves faster than...

light moves faster than
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sail the seven seas

of sweat and sweetwater


bring the salt

i’ll stir it

and spin it

like sugar

swirling in the web

a story spoken

with each breathbreak

in the stillness

i’ll stretch it, suspend it,

solidify it


and when it comes

in fleetfoot shadows

time to dissolve,

i will deliver it softly into

the stream

in service of all that is





all yesteryear,

nothingness of golden histories

not yet plundered

on this vessel


the seasons fall

fast with light

on sinewy fibers

in the darkness

all breaks open

to the rain

cut the rope….