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.