Xavier On The Ocean

Xavier On The Ocean

Premature body
tightly filled with fluid
expanding with illness
floats freely atop the womb of life
no longer held down
but up
by water

Tiny limbs
capable only of the movement of seizure
held stiff with the hope of science
extend thru the primordial salt of the earth
one with the rhythm
of the sea

Little ears
unable to tolerate sound
filled with whale songs

Small eyes
never opened
reflecting sea diamonds

A short life
sedated discomfort
dancing with the waves
through immortality

November 12, 2002
Tressa Lee Breen

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