Sunday, August 17, 2014

The sea is gone

The sea is gone
disappeared or
lifted in cosmic
reversing Noah
in a bleeding moment
it was there
it is not now

in its place the city
the waves of the city
crash upon the shore
in high tide
the sea has ebbed
the city has flowed

the seagull returns
to the ark, no fish,
the ark beached
upon what looks
like Michigan Avenue
or Fifth Avenue
or The Strand
or the Champs Elysees
the sea is gone

Photograph by Petr Kratochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.