Monday, March 7, 2011

citizens of the sea

the sea has no citizens,
only the census of fishermen
who try to count rainbows
shimmering along the skins of tunafish
bucking in the nets.
those words, ‘citizens of the sea,’ are nets -
dragging the earth away from us
lottery-ticket promises of kinship
but we are wild!




http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/science/04scibks.html

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