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Mike James: Letter from the Islands on a Common Theme

at the bottom of one ocean

sits a rock that hides another ocean

 

at the bottom of that ocean

another rock hides another ocean

 

then another rock,

another ocean

 

like a bad board game this seems

to go on forever

 

eventually, oceans give out

(though not quite as quickly as us)

 

the board game ends and even the

loneliest neighbor goes home

 

still, the question’s asked

what’s at the bottom of that final ocean?

 

simply a rock with sand beneath

sifting possibilities

 

–for Kurt Brown

Copyright 2016 Mike James

One comment on “Mike James: Letter from the Islands on a Common Theme

  1. Jo McDougall
    May 16, 2016

    Lovely poem by Mike James!

    Liked by 1 person

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