ARRANGEMENT V1

Philosophers cannot let the landscape alone, but tour the world trying to

rearrange it in an orderly way, not realizing that the world, ironically

enough, is always in the process of rearranging itself...  Helen Vendler

 

The still life in our pool

(A painted underwater scene

Involving plants we drew

From rubber shades of green

 

And blue) finally went to seed

This spring, and sprouted shapes we

Never counted on as submarine

(Monsters accidentally

 

Wrung from acetate and chlorine);

From your carefree lunge

Ripples intervene

 

In our Latex Halloween,

Making movies out of dives,

As our objects organize their lives.