Friday, October 24, 2008

Arctic Sea

at surface level
little's to be seen
peaking thru the waves,
but going deeper more is found;
time and attention's reward
firmer knowledge of what waits beneath,
surface tension and bright reflections
are transposed, replaced with respect
and something darker, murky as the depths,
never seen but glimpsed, known, navigated
gingerly around, the mass at play more
than mere white specks of the whole
scattered in a sea often cold,
where passing encounters
could become disasters
for what's not known:
or just be passed,
not noticed

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