Sealight, A Study at Millbank

Salmon and otter river
while I was waiting for
      in a lovelock night
of lunar avowal, pomp
and suss,
it bust out like dandelion
spikes, mauve over oil
      I want to
catch its breast on the tip
of a smallsword,
a havana keel, barbules,
stipple it
              Sagitta skirts
my northern horizon,
Rigel, Castor, Pollux rising

Julie Hogg