Best known as the country’s first
civilian grain of sand inside an oyster,
the new reporter looks for ghost stories

Out of the bottle, sure bet,
simple loss of oxygen works for him,
complex only rotates on radio waves

Scandal is somewhere out on the edge of a tape
pickpockets a society of recordings,
chitchats along changed terrain like a bad girl

Tomorrow is yet another fine example
of what can be done about nothing.
News is history, baked shallow in the sun

Find me a scholar who visits princes,
a curious specialist of deep sea change
grown in spider caves emerging whole

A beautiful tool, an honest stringer,
strong cord with loops at both ends,
who sends me to drift in the expensive ocean