an aquarium of [ word and phrase ]
behind thick glass and soft lights.
dipping and dive-
curving and careen-
Childlike, I place my hand
upon the barrier between us
lean in and trace the trail of syllable,
metaphor and meter across coral structured
templates and free versed sea weed,
growing out of rocks of jubilee and jumbled
alliteration, allusion, and hyberbole
unable to chorale them.
Thus, for the moment. I am inclined
to simply breathe them in
and enjoy the finest array of
etymological specimens dancing before