I try to say good things; bad things tumble
out. And so my brain works that way. Crazy.
Ask me about home, I point to my skull.
Ask me about god, I point to the sea.
Home is chaos, uncontrolled waves. My brain
like the coast closes in fog. Dark creeps in.
Will you please forgive me for all the pain
that I leave you? Somewhere, a dorsal fin
breaks the water’s surface. That is love. Drown
or do not drown; love circles us, waiting.
It will consume and I will gladly give
up all of this for love, for you. Go down
to the beach, look out and see me waving.
The fin circles. Consume me, please, forgive.