Istanbul

III : Ferry Boat Ride

Didn't someone say
memory of you
is
water
water water

Gulping from all sides
you
sometimes caress
most times
pound

Tar black, organic
wobbling chocolate jelly
you invite me to
scoop
a spoonful

Endless shorelines
surprise after surprise
turn
another bay appears
another pier

Mouth got salty
hair got knots
are you
Golden Horn,
Bosphorus or Marmara?

Or, you are
Golden Horseshoe
Hong Kong harbour
how different
is your water?

Videos, photographs
taste air and breathe water
another turn
I'll arrive home
another era

Throw bread in the air
seagulls circling
this distance
so close
so far

Published on Dec 2, 2018