the pacific roars not a single star to witness—
darker than the bottom, cold as a stingray's skin, his body swims among polluted waves shattering the air in a prismatic gathering of light and aquamarine and gold and green fishbones and salt salt salt salt
he guesses time is linear again, thank god
and, oh, it’s july. one last month left to mourn the past and get rid of its iridescent scales, one more month of blue, moody singsongs. trinta dias submersos.
(please do not leave your lungs to drown with one last memory of me, Ocean)