Cape Ann 001

I study the map

a body on
the autopsy
table

head
detached
but how?

what forces
wrest this island from
the shore it mirrors
shape
by
gap

pulled away
or
lured away

by Africa?
who headed
south
from here
for nigh the eon

or Iberia,
that chunky tail
of Europe
last seen
floating
eastward
somewhat
northward
somewhat

or perhaps
our
own volcanos

those
who
left their
smooth black glass stripes
cleft
in the granite cliffs
and
splattered wells
of lava
backsplash burn
still outlined
at the water's
edge

(Dec 5, 2011)

Ann-Patrice Hickey