April 14*

the water view:
clear turquoise sky
pure white sun
deep turquoise water

piercing skeins
of brilliant flatness
spiderwebbed with
riffles and rips

gulls and migrants
diving through the cracks
squealing, flitting
in ecstasy, orgasm

we may never
know
or fear
to allow

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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