i dove into that freezing sea
with the parasite attached to me
i had hoped the salt below
would divorce what was wed above
but league after league
it yet remained
for the fleshy vessel i
kept it sustained
and so we froze a while surrounded by one big tear
which only reminded me of a former home
but we weren’t welcome
the sea made that clear
by filling us with saline
and sailing us blue blue back into
“you choked as you surfaced, tangled in seaweed”
but what remained?
of the driving intent?
that led me to tract such watery depths
many things have betrayed me
between there and here
and my memory is so f-cking unclear
who was i with? what time was it? where did you go?