How It Is – a poem by M.J. Iuppa

How It Is

~ Galway Bay, 2019

 

What passes here—unseen

until the noon sky opens

up to an uncharted sea

 

Cumulus clouds suit

a restless crowd, sailing

over an endless beach

 

that’s eclipsed by

a horizon veering North

into fog’s cold

 

Vacuum of faith, seized

by a current of wind, exposes

each thing becoming itself

before vanishing to nothing

 

Like us, learning to look below

the watery mirror of who we are—

before there is no sea, or beach,

 

or ancient rocks to stand on

 

M.J. Iuppa ‘s fourth poetry collection is This Thirst (Kelsay Books, 2017).For the past 30 years, she has lived on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario. Check out her blog: mjiuppa.blogspot.com for her musings on writing, sustainability & life’s stew.

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