Rocks and Sea
"build all toward one eye--
make all lines lead toward that eye"
A modest ghost looks on this scene,
or a mummy, wrapped, alert,
or a plain but never empty mask,
an elementary emergence,
small gray form, mere patch on rough rock.
I see it hovering, watching the waters.
The scene itself unsettles,
sears the sight.
The ordinary eye is burned away.
The gods, the simple surging gods, are crashing here.
Shirley Glubka is a retired psychotherapist, the author of three poetry collections, a mixed genre collection, and two novels. The Bright Logic of Wilma Schuh (novel, Blade of Grass Press, 2017) is her latest. Shirley lives in Prospect, Maine with her spouse, Virginia Holmes. Website: http://shirleyglubka.weebly.com/ Online poetry at 2River View here and at The Ghazal Page here and here.
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