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Where the Ocean Cover Us cover
Where the Oceans Cover Us - 1972

Look Closely

I hold in my hands
one invaluable, unusually large, circular,
hydrated, cellular, fish‑spined, shell‑pasted,
molecular, wood‑fitted, lilac-scented, pollinated,
earth‑colored, Katanga‑mined, Bantu‑smelted,
cleaned, polished, rough‑edged, curved,
granite, gold‑encrusted, filigreed, stamped,
platinum inlaid, green embossed, diamond‑tipped,
rectangular, sculpted, Polynesian carved,
interconnecting, figure‑locking,
beaten, Persian hammered, sheeted,
fur covered, feathered,
braided, Inca woven, lace trimmed,
stitched, beaded, Navajo embroidered,
Chinese inspired, Japanese designed, Brahmanic,
blue lacquered, hand painted, red enameled,
impenetrable, soaring, mythic, hermaphroditic,
Hebraic, gothic,
mobile, eurythmic, mechanical,
non‑plastic, free‑spinning,
winged, elevated,
piece of myself.

If you look closely
you can see it.


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