Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wendy Mnookin: "At Sea"

At the end of the jetty.

Where the boats come in. Where the boats go out. At the pile of rocks
that swallows the sun at the end of the day.

At the turn of the trail. At the last dune.

In front of the hot-dog stand. At the door to the pub. By the shanty, the
shipbuilder's yard, the discarded yellow boots, the smashed clam shells.

You thought I'd give in to despair.
But today is today, everywhere I look. And I look everywhere.

"At Sea" by Wendy Mnookin, from The Moon Makes Its Own Plea: Poems. © BOA Editions, 2008.

Art credit: "Jetty," photograph by Kaidohmaru*, taken at "a Swedish lake" on November 12, 2008 (originally color).



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