They say you are twisted by the sea, / you are cut apart
by wave-break upon wave-break,
/ that you are misshapen
by the sharp rocks,
/ broken by the rasp and after rasp.


Sea surges....
and Neptune gallops across our midnight roof,
sliding down to native grasses, evasive weeds,
alchemical colors of dying leaves, and chips of
wood from riddled trees.

Loosened of earth’s marly bed, rocks roll to the fringe of
the road that winds out of the valley over a mountain and
for instance, researchers have known for several years that
in some enzyme-catalysed reactions, protons move from
one molecule by the quantum-mechanical phenomenon of
tunneling in which a particle passes through an energy barrier
into the next town.