the sea horse brain speaks to itself                                       across the divide

its two parts       its two selves      its two                              containers of

thought and memory      hello                                               hello

seemingly unreachable

until

the sea horse brain speaks to itself                                      the elephant blue

the elephant shape                                                                fence

to fence

even

as one fence                                                                              was torn down

and replaced                                                                             and

another                                                                                      painted over            bamboo green

the eye of the elephant is leaf

the trunk slope of

ivy

the elephant grey

what wasn’t reached

 

(the elephant has always protected me)