Rachel Dacus Poems
- A Pot Of Humuhumunukunukuapua’... In a store I saw a one-cup ...
- Crossing Myself In Temple Torah scrolls on their mahogany ...
- Drake's Estero, Point Reyes Today, pines teal the skyline ...
- Earth Whale The soil surges with elusive tides. By my ...
- Femme Au Chapeau – after a painting of his wife by ...
- Everyone Wants The Earth The packed tissue-box of a peony ...
- Twice As Much Starlight - The universe, say surprised ...
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A Pot Of Humuhumunukunukuapua’a
In a store I saw a one-cup teapot
shaped like a fish I once met
under the waves at Puako Beach.
Short as a thumb, he had a name longer
than the curving shore. Breaker
blue scales and gold fin-to-fin stripe,
he startled me among the reef knees that
and his painted eye under surf as frothed
as kettle-singing water. I took him home
and filled him with leaves and bubbles,
let him ruminate until the tea steeped me
dark enough. As he swam away,
I pressed a silver fin to each eye,
lifted my cup and drank
crackling syllables of sea.