zhe will seek out seeking not as a seeker
that flits from flower to flower
or like a jesus bug that skims across the water
but as a whale that dives deep deep beyond
the realms of sunlight that knows it will not
find the ancient kraken’s lair
until it vanquishes the horde of ghost squid
sent to drag it down to feed the sleeper sharks
& squat lobsters, the hagfish & the osedax
zhe is a seeker that knows to roam
the depths in search of these silent raptors
that hide in the pressure folds & glide
through the fissures to strike the heart & the head
once breath is just a memory is folly & failure
& but a shameless tempting of god
zhe is a seeker whose search is a dive
that looks just like folly, like failure like a taunt