Backburner Journal

Radiate and transfer
From one place to another
A vessel sealed.

Through impervious walls, 
Words rolled
A space where water had been


At the edge
The vessel cast.

A day and wave to send it
With faith uttered,
Impressed ahead on its path

Chart its passage 
The movement of the sea.

Earth map taut on board
Tags with pins spread.

Awaiting a connection

Of the earth and everyday.

Materials for messages
Transferred between places.

Signs in silence
Captured from beyond

Contained water.

Sea held, holding
Guided by its own flow

A pull to the centre
to reverse its flight

The prophet and the poet.
In absence, 
The impression leaves space

Arc of an arm releasing
A line to the infinite.

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