chagall backdrop

I thought I probed the depths
for the right words

to find I am essentially unaware
that I am twice removed

from the truth below the bubbles
but buoyant

despite a payload
of heavy ballast

I’m a hale and hearty
bottom feeder

who really isn’t
at all

just a background hush
an undertow

a current
an eddy

a relic
of implicit order

the mystery around
the actual

around the real
I name

through words
I’ve probed

in search
of nameless things

© Chagall 2014