UNIVERSE

My world is small:

Some hibiscus

And a coral wall.

 

Next to me, 

A flower shakes

Against the sea.

 

The only sound the bombs

Of unseen surf

And palms:

 

The slither of a frond

ANd of the reef

Beyond,

 

The waving island growing black 

Above the mountains

At my back.

 

Nothing more involved than this:

Night's umbrella,

My abyss.

 

August 3rd, 2003

Kailua