Friday, April 18, 1980

WOMAN IS OF THE OCEAN


WOMAN IS OF THE OCEAN

As the earth unleashes its hold upon spring,
bees brush morning with their wings.
The eye gathers in clouds of apple blossoms.
Is it a woman's desire to wait upon the land
with the sound of the ocean filling her
leaving only the fish to nourish her
during the long drought?
The whale returns to the north, toward home;
she returns south to mate, to give birth
and to feed upon the krill.
There is where home lies.
Man talks in symbols.
He spreads sperm in damp wings.
The labial fire burns and dies.
Veins carry in the eye of the storm
and the coastline of the mouth 
is treacherous.

4/18/1980
rev 7/1980