Penelope, Waiting, Takes a Smoke Instead
stars gleam and waves rock . roll
between cracks: . under my finger-
diamond light peaks.
milky memory stir . (tangy salt)
heady silks undulate: . ships yawn
(finger) tip mirrored in hollow cigarettes.
liquid hearts yearn.
in the distance . and weeping
him-home-sweet-home-not where is Odysseus?
(anything but h e r e. )