here everyone takes it for granted.
but i know, the great huge pacific
lurks behind the pretty houses and the good restaurants and
even this university,
where sea serpents and huge weird swimming things
can spring up
arc through the air
and yep, disappear into a dream.
i have only seen glimpses
except the window looks from the plane
dense, fecund, dark and so
maybe i will have
the least little chance
to put my toes into
the cold salty richness.
first there was the country's center
where i took no pictures
or so says my iphoto
and then the great blue thing
no mistaking it for lake country
i have a tiny dorm room
overlooking a parking lot
i have two dear ones
now in the flesh
persons made real after being etherial
dear jean and bryan
and a bombing
that took place in the student union.
the university of victoria
in the not so but still far away.
where i have the privilege to teach shifu
to amazing and talented students.