Homage To The Divers


A love poem at the bottom
of the sea, in a treasure ship,
reachable, yes,
we must believe reachable.
In an air-tight container
somewhere in the captain's quarters,
somewhere off Hatteras,
written by . . .
And a key in a skeleton's hand
and the whole world up above
diving for it,
some with all the equipment,
some holding their breath.


- Stephen Dunn