AT NIGHT THE OCEAN GROWS

    waves wash in and ricochet
    Moorish breezes sweep the fronds
    seagrape dozes on the bay
    shore clouds leap above the ponds

evening slows the storming day
and the oars of ocean race
the floating stars that bend and sway
as wind picks up the pace

    now hackles of the calm lagoon
    rise alien as the sickle
    of the rusting moon
    as water’s lucent coral

lies whirled in the howling deep
that blows the island into sleep

(v2)
Kailua
April 16th, 2012

Lanikai
April 24th, 2012