White cool box
that pulses, remembers, can’t know for sure.
Emptied in a February freeze,
Contents tipped down white, crumbled cliffs
to a tealgreen, icy sea.
The spark is gone.
in the water. Sweeping debris out to the expanse.
Sometimes driftwood takes years to resurface.
A polished piece planed and smoothed by salt and sea
is quite different the second time around.
When you cut off a chicken’s head, it’s
Which keep it running round
for hours afterwards.