EVERY SOUNDING LINE


'sounding line' - a weighted line, bearing marks to

                                show the length paid out, used for

                                measuring depth, as at sea


'sound' (verb) - to make investigation, seek  

                         information, especially by indirect

         means

                                to go down or touch bottom, as a

                                lead


                                to plunge downward or dive, as a

                                whale


I look at the sun

And I look at my knees

My tears unending


I gather the earth

In the palm of my hand

Heart unreltenting


I step through the veil

Swim into the dark

Return to the start

To arrive there


I pass through the cloud

I pass through the fire

I end

I begin

I am made here



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