sleights of memory roil in eyes thick with tears 
and ganglia strung around the body 
open their mouths without permission 

deep ache --
the long tail of a huge creature slips away in darkness 

go / go without asking – 
without asking anymore why or how or what to do

let mind and body’s angels work -- involuntary
a delicate mystery -- 
contained / containing
ocean / and its creature leviathan

the sea-strong pull of this idea – 

this adventure is everyone’s
unwilled unwanted feeling 
the extraction 
unmeasured space
outside / and the pull of this idea 
follow home

poem by Jo Mariner / image by Christopher Michel CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons