The one good thing about California

(I said what I said)

Is the ocean.


Vast, unending,

(Ineffable, divine)


I watch the boats.

Motor. Fishing. House. Life.


Take the people away

from the shore and into


The open water,

Where who knows what could happen.

In the distance,

Lyle Lovett waves, happy.


I am not a sailor.

But I could learn.

*ineffable, divine, is a nudge to Stephen Crane’s Poem “I Stood Musing…” and this title is a Lyle Lovett song