New Poem: “Foolishly Into the Ocean”


Foolishly into the Ocean

self-published (07 Aug 2018)


OceanSky

(Written in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet on August 8, 2018 about water “foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean.”)

Divert the river from the ocean!
Divert the stream from river,
from lake. Divert the rain

 from ground,
from rooftop,
from cloud.

Collect
it in handfuls, carry
your handful up
the mountain. Dump it into the air.
The air can take it!
The sky takes everything!
Breathe your last water.
Give your breath and your meat,
your light from your eyes,
your heavy from your shoulders,

a radiation from where you are mirror,
seam, explosion. Outside, you are outside,
you are outside, you are outside,
you are all
outside, you are
only outside.