Penelope, Waiting, Takes a Smoke Instead

(saturated)

stars gleam and waves rock . roll

between cracks: . under my finger-

(tips)

diamond light peaks.

milky memory stir . (tangy salt)

while

heady silks undulate: . ships yawn

a luminescent

(finger) tip mirrored in hollow cigarettes.

liquid hearts yearn.

in the distance . and weeping

between drags:

him-home-sweet-home-not where is Odysseus?

(anything but h e r e. )