The Absolute of Indigo

This mosaic of mesmerized silver
fish and chartreuse
scum harboring
seed pods
sailed all green things once
to the young peninsulas

of my lungs.

I was held to this stone
hundreds of fish years ago.
My mother warmed me and warned me; but
an emerald billowed up and
I skipped ahead, popping and twinkling
as a skiff's pennant, a tin of spinach
pressed to my biceps, and I begged my mom

not to be afraid.

All things are arranged now in my vessel.
I hear her. She whispers, Do not worry, as she passes,
with twilight, into the absolute
of indigo.

The Absolute of Indigo [#48]
© 2000 Fammerée

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“The Absolute of Indigo” appears in Lessons of Water & Thirst,
a book of poems by Richard Fammerée.

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Richard Fammerée

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