I went to see how much
              I could take.

It was much.

The bluffs threatened
              to crumble under me
but stood. This was the end

               of the country.

I walked into the sea,
through boulders
              hidden in wait.

How much of it

              could I take?

In the water, I became lit
from my head

              like a wick,        a seaflower

a jellyfish, glowing


and spreading.