SLEEP

All the freedom of the sun,
    Of worlds untouchable by winds
        Howling over oceans,
            Lie

With you in the dark,
    In the silence of the sky,
        The whirling night
            Bursting in the islands,

Washing in the sea;
    Flowers hurled against the bay,
        Bougainvillea nursing
            On the wall,

All the rages on the breeze,
    Burning on the endless wave,
        Flaming in the frangipanes,
            Fall,

Break around you in the grave,
    Drench you in the squall,
        In the summer’s width and breadth
            That reverse the desert of your death.

Hawaiian Flight 16
September 1st, 2009

Del Mar
September 6th, 2009

Kailua
April 29th, 2010