uneven footsteps—assurance of night vision
crouching in the dry, beach grass—trees bellowing foreboding groans
blasted by the ocean wind—skin to skin on my mother's breast
Out on the boardwalk
Thoughts suspended in gravitational clarity.
Misty undertow of dreams drawing in
the tide, the womb, the mind, the heart.
Obscurity in reverse:
land disintegrating underfoot—eyes fixed above
arms outstretched on a gusty flight—forest emptied of creature stirrings
blasted by the night's stillness—pressed on by my mother's hand