Summer 1991 • Vol. XIII No. 3 PoetryJuly 1, 1991 |

All Wet

Underwater, keeled in seas, zinc the sacrificial anode gives electrons up to save the sunk hull from salt. The carving of salt water skirls out beacheswhere each wave fall can push softly, a long curve in. Rain widens the waterfall till the stream slows, swells, winds up, and topples downonto lilypads it presses forward on their stems. Carp drowse among stems sunk in the park lake,their flesh rich in heavy metals. Eat one and die. A drip from the tap hits the metal sink& splats into sunlight, cosmic, a scatter of smaller drops. One raindrop on a binocular lens, and a spectrum haloes the far field. Haloes dim the form they gild but by its own edge each object celebrates the remarkable world. Personal computers make dry remarks, demanding: Tea, wine, cups must leave the room. We're all the wine of something. His Dickens act, her Wordsworth murmurs, expressedjuices still in ferment when their old children read. Bones left after dinner simmer down into jui

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