that each drop in the ocean is what makes up the ocean a long movie . . . . the round shiny stones in the mason jar I covered with sea water so they could drink the saucer on top is to keep them feeling wet . . . . I want to suck each pebble until it’s dry as air to figure how the earth began //////// David Appelbaum is a writer who has worked in the university and in publishing, creating Codhill Press. An author of numerous books, articles and poetry, his most recent books include notes on water: an aqueous phenomenology [Monkfish, 2018] and Portuguese Sailor Boy [Black Spring, 2020].