One Mile Out

April 8, 2008

Sammy the cook paddled
us out to the coral reef
in his dugout canoe
we snorkeled through
natural arches
above stingrays
a thousand darting
color wheel fish

watching Jamaica
from this dugout
with ganga and rum
we ride the tide
pulling against
the moon
bobbing gently
like a rasta man
on stage
with Bob Marley