The East Village

Brenda Iijima

1. Viewed from the coast a vessel on the sea wears a desolate aspect Chronology chains conical hills or jagged mountains beyond the despondent town and margin green Screaming laughter with such a state of weather Further along trace changes Stream by the ages Marine habitual delicate seaweed dragging their bodies into narrow crevices Fish phosphorescent in the dark land thin veins of serpentine; Seychelles, Atlantic