Student Poetry: “Iridescence”

Past breakers
beyond the fishing boats
where gentle winds
mold quiet waves
and nothing to do
is plenty,
the seaweed swaths are drifting.

Ruffled edges
in sprawling dance
wash a glass tabletop and weave
like needles through wet cloth
all shimmering
in the black button eyes
of a bobbing marble seal.

How lucky they are
to have this to themselves
in the vast and swinging volumes
of a hushed sovereign sea.

– Samantha Brown