Under the Bashō 2017

breaking surf those salt-dried salt lips

 

paper chase the brush turkey shakes out a fish

 

hometown always how long the freeway

 

bridge rail row upon row of broken moons

 

trout stream the angler snags evermore cottony cloud

 

washed-up cuttlefish her puppy’s toothmarks

 

his wayfaring ways a ridge of loose beach

 

All Hallows’ a zapped bat frizzles the power

 

cresting a knoll the pregnant moon again pregnant

 

bait thief crab the fisherman inhales exhales inhales