From a balcony we watch a clam boat vie
high sea leaps, acres of water  

parallel to the coast’s oily edge
a lustrous necklace  

a woman follows a ragged, ivory goose
to a well, a secluded, ruined garden  

the sky turns leaden when day ascends
into evening, you lead me inside  

unfasten, stir the ache of clasp
mine the holy ore of wonder                                  

~ Found poem inspired by clues and answers in Leana Bloom’s “Higher and Higher” crossword puzzle