the last sin
  pale ashen sky
a bleary eye
clouds of recurring screams...
i am a zoo
  an octopus leviathan
tentacles into an ocean
of unformed emotions...
syphilis and love  
  syphilitic pall
stifles the clear blue
i contort...
shell and pearl
  amidst highs and lows
in life's ocean flows
a shell peony-mouthed...
i am an unmarried mother
  fed on stings
of barbed milk morality
my child-plankton...
the lovers
  cell upon cell
bridge of their union
hung on the pillars...
  ogre of age
and time cavil
at a warm picture...
the young today
  innocence thaws
at the altar
of ambition...

why do we fall in love and not rise

a deep sea diver
plunges deep deeper
to unravel the mysteries
at the heart of the ocean
as he kisses the seabed
is his search over
what's beneath aging sea rocks
gravel stones fluorescent vegetation
and the marine kingdom

if you turn the world upside down
suspend water in thin air
would we learn to adapt
grow fins
and swim with the sharks within
and time tide without