"Flower on Copper-bottomed Pan"
Copyright 2000 Darin Boville

If you only want to live with surfaces . . .
                                                                                     for V. M.

Does the armless starfish doubt the tide's return
when it leaves for the moon's embrace?

If you untied the scars in your face
would your heart truly fall apart?

Water never dies
in order to become the wave.

So, what happens to the soul
who fears thirst and its water?

And before you leave, tell me,
how will you sail across your Pacific
without entering the sea or sky?

Copyright 2000  Robert Pesich
All Rights Reserved

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