i will now write you a poem titled 'because',
a poem holding no reasons to negate.
what makes a cave is the wall drawings. what makes
an ocean is the borders, bord- oh no the lack of them. what
makes a bird is bones obsessed with emptiness
and elbowroom. what makes a cave is you standing outside, wondering
what it hides and pushing in an arm whispering you're
beautiful as you sense the dark (take it back
along with your arm).what makes an ocean salt water
and nothing more is the shark circling around a ship, thinking that the
ship is big enough for itself and it needs no more.
i will now stop pretending that i'm still going to
call this because.
what makes a ship is the plimsoll line (ignored)
what breaks a poem is the loose ends let loose.