The rainbow fish above coral red
in the crystal-green ocean
exist in the twisted sun breaking
through the changeable surface.
The rays reflect the ocean palette
from ancient gliding jewels,
the acrylics and watercolors
brightly flashing underneath.
The charcoal sharks and black pastel rays
blend into the ink-fathomed
canvass past the limit of sun.
The slipcoat spines of globefish
spread like silver stars in the nightsky,
cold above the bleeding kiln,
orange like kumadori clownfish
weaving through cornflower mop strands swaying to the ocean song.
*[ WSB ].