I never received emotional citizenship
in dominion of nanny days. Without
kedge of State sponsorship I swam
in whirlpools. During my oceanic
phase you and I: you as flotsam
I as me, stroked and stoked rough
weather. In menu of our meeting
happiness was hazy. I elected for
other amusements in an island of
my making. Kelp, sea lion and seal
are natant as caret is incised over me.
Muse, its mysteries are caretakers.
(First published in Pyrokinection on July 17, 2016)