i sought bliss

in the dulling of skin

a wistful cniderian

adrift on the currents


a protein cage

for the inner sea

the turbulence

of salinity

parts per billion


drowning in a wish

for heaven


within integument

are scores of pores

meant for the diffuse

release of this abuse

an interstellar sensitivity

from which i craft

love’s reality


© M.G. Iannucci 2018

Art: Woman Under Water by Dmitri Laudin