that each drop/ poem by David Appelbaum

that each drop
in the ocean

is what makes up
the ocean

a long movie
  . . . .

the round shiny
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].

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