Amethyst

Amethyst clouds 2

—San Juan, 1960

I step to deck through hatch
into gloriously saturated amethyst

my ship on swells at bobbingdusk
on seas of lavenderglass
the ship’s gray steel lilac embued

sky’s hue too all upon rippleless
slow swells of liquid glass shifts
as if upon a sheet of blown cellophane

as if  ………..
as if—
just drink, my eyes insist

I’m indistinct and boundless
in risingfalling amethyst

Jim Culleny
8/9/13

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