Content to Circle
Incarceration in a watery globe,
her world circumscribed by interminable circles
starting where there is no end and
ending where there are no beginnings.
Navigator of endless glass walls, uncovering nothing
Discoverer of a stretch of perpetual waters,
her reef-white rocks, and algae-capturing mesh.
A world gyres from without.
Mideast fades into another Arab spring,
they rattle their nuclear sabers, and face other fiscal cliffs.
A million tentative turns as she grows old
on her merry-go-round of tepid water.
No ah-has for this spindly, wire-legged tawpie
as she circumnavigates her convex world
where Brobdingnagians approach curiously to spy on her.
No time to brabble when she seems content to follow her circles.
Sy Roth has published in many online publications such as Bitchin’ Kitsch, Scapegoat Review, The Artistic Muse, Napalm and Novocain, Euphemism, Ascent Aspirations, Fowl Feathered Review,Wilderness House Journal, Aberration Labyrinth, Mindless(Muse), Avalon Literary Review and Kerouac’s Dog. Sy was selected as Poet of the Month in Poetry Super Highway, September 2012.