This is day 16 of Days of Unreason:
“We walk the bottom of an ocean we call sky.” – Jim Harrison
in celebratory indolence,
the denizens ingested
polluted scat everywhere dropt.
Should I swim
along the dividing currents?
Is a school the answer; safety in ignorance?
in fear like minnows and krill
into the jaws that bite;
the sharks who kill?
Since I see
the predators of the reef and know
the dangerous shoals, I will split
with fish who skitter and fret.
around the hungry Dorado, or fleeing
blindly from threats imagined,
is no way for an intelligent ocean dweller to live.
A little over a year ago, I joined Jillys2016 in a challenge called “28 Days of Unreason.” She culled quotes from the poems of Jim Harrison in a book called Songs of Unreason. We used the quotes as prompts; diving boards suspended over the abyss of poetry. Jill is revisiting unreason, and I am skipping gleefully along. Come and join the fun!