We won’t necessarily be better off
and I’ve made my peace with that.
But the oceans will be semi-gorgeous
and compromising, a laissez-faire approach
and we have to be hands-off now, don’t we?
Take the stem through your teeth from one end and
keep the distances long, but briefly hold
eyes in contact. Our irises something like
swimming pools, innumerable pools,
pools of liquid memory — how effortless
I dip myself in.