the wharf

the wharf

ripple-reflect
Acknowledgements to the open user group WallpaperFlare for use of this image.

the water
slurs
the floated
syllables,
the shorthand
of cloud,
the worm-leeched
timbers of
the wharf,
of cable,
of tinted glass
– a tabled ceramic
of storeyed offices
they overlap
each other
swift as a blade
slapped over and
across the
oilstone
the persons,
the animal you
become in
dream
moments the
heart vaguely
disbands
assembles
into a life
while those
on the wharf
crack mussels
with a
rust-spattered
blade.

waiheke island
january 1986

Copyright ©1986 Peter Le Baige.  All Rights Reserved


The music is Béla Bartók, Microcosmos, Part I as performed by Claude Helffer, piano & Håkon Austbø, second piano

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