When they came down to the
They embarked and took ship for
The lagoon/lacuna/Lagos/ the ledge
The/a sun was occluded/eclipsed
There was no doubt, none any more,
In the archipelago/far settlement/sea-carved land,
Only their footprints, dissolving in sand.
15th December, 2014
This is another poem inspired by one of Elise Mathessen’s necklaces.