• Vol. 04
  • Chapter 12
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depends on your perspective
water and soap lash down
from the unseen head
lather dirt that might be rocks
to wash it all away –
has not yet reached the
belly button that could be
a figure on a beach
asleep in the sun or a fallen
Icarus landed somehow
soft or hard

depends on your perspective –
if you look straight down
from a very high place
glide or sweep from land to
sea and see the figure below
that reminds you of frailty
and so much of the ephemeral
structured for a brief eternity
where the waves beat – slide
over sand with no body hair –
suds – could be soap suds