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Wake up stop this is it drop everything stop all this is a









message you've been reading now throw it away stop the









wind is blowing the tide is flowing stop finish up and get









out stop this is this this is this stop that's that Sailor hoists








the sail where we going thinks R no knowing thinks

 







Sailor I'm frightened thinks R have faith thinks Sailor









have you done this before thinks R I do it all the time we









all do it all the time thinks Sailor are you frightened









thinks R no thinks Sailor what's going to happen thinks








R ontday onay thinks Sailor otway oodshay eyeay ooday






 


thinks R ooklay earhay eelfay ellsmay aystay thinks Sailor









the wind fills the sail the boat moves out with the tide sun









low over mountains of Catalina in western sky a brilliant








white line appears fuzzing at edges rocket trail freak cloud









jetritus blown by upper wind takes on curves and loops









of an illegible calligraphy sun going down over Catalina

 







blue gold orange sky scribble changing in wind letters









form AURLZY then OSSRY then QSORRZY sun down








band of gold band of orange Q S ORR Y sky darkens in









east cloud doodle takes shape of hand a hand offered or









waving or pointing Q in palm the word SORRY emerges






 


turns many colors in the sun fading from upper sky








striations of blue red violet orange SORRY blows away









hand flushes with color dissolves takes on contour of blue









whale stars out in east whale luminous becomes boat hull









becomes pointer pointing seaward this way out becomes









question mark becomes ghostly white seabird wings sweeping

 






sky endures to night stars boat rocks like a cradle way









out R's emptiness floods with flow of S's mind sky dark sea









wash salt smell wave spray ebbs into vacancy around him









the cradle rocks this way this way he's coming close an









alarm rings not an alarm a sound a shadow of a sound i





 


approaches o io is yo no more leeway 987654321 wake up









this way this way this way this way this way this way this









				way out this









				   way out








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