Ocean Phosphorescence


My hands join moon and water
Summoning your glow.
I am a Sorceress
Astonished at my powers.
I do not speak.
I dare not banish you
Leaving me alone
In black water.

Planktonic forms
Dinoflagellates –
In the tongue of the ancients –
Whirling small whips.
My fingers feels the tingle
As I float through
This burst of physics.

No mined diamond
Could light the night
As your fierce sparkle.
Precious in your briefness.
Gently coveted.
Your absence leaves no sorrow.
Replete with pleasure,
I smile and go.

The joy we cannot own
Beats deeper in our blood.

There is some wonder left
In the tired world.


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