Further

.horizon

nothing’s further than horizon
on a day at sea

horizon
line beyond humps of swells
storm surge nil
as sea slaps hull

horizon
wide crisp ring
or noose

horizon
incision made in gray and gray
between high and low
a rift we never breach
but ever keep our eyes on

a ledge we never reach
the prey we never catch
a shore without a beach
a gate without a latch

horizon is tight-lipped
and taut as a lute string
strung from zip to zip
distant as a hoax,
a hold we never grip

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by Jim Culleny 9/7/12

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