tangle of eye and tongue, tingling nerves, estranged from both saliva and skin. backwatered, rainbow and oasis are scotoma and exhaustion mirage (backstroke, breaststroke, breathless). your sight plays tricks, light-tics, twitches; false color, floating eye, and half the sky
hemianopia, half the sky missing. you are wedged
between ocean and rock, airlocked (catfish shimmer through you, ghostly memory and synaesthetic, two minds, two bodies, mammal and gills). you begin where water begins
back where you started.