Steve Davenport

Shore Song in Cinq Cinquain
                            for JLN

See green
Roll the red wave
Massacre of last facts
Inventory of wettest things
White list

Five fives
Make twenty-five
Five twenty-two skidoo
Sea's the ramp of pain for throwing
Fish dice

Wrapped drunk
Like wet plastic
Around ocean boxes
Word balloons leaking brackish bird

And ten drip drip
Hundred and ten black tires
Slapping opioid surfaces
Bruise tides

Red oar
The heart's needle
Ripping seams and white foam
Stitches letting the last wound breathe
Shore song

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