by Gail Ingram, New Zealand
Feel me rise, or use me as a dump, baby, for your science and art; ride me. You think you contain me with borders. I am inhabited by your aliens, I go deep, as far as the golden belly of a beached whale. Your earthy head arcs across my horizon, even contained, I am buoyant, as wide a surface as you can imagine, higher up your leg than you expected – the force, the curls, the rise of sand. I surprise you even when you know I’m coming.