the deepest dream in the sea

the whale circles
the buoy where I live
pouring bottles
of malbec and merlot
into its blowhole.

it pushes a lost scuba diver
deeper and deeper to a place
where mermaids shoot up and swim
to swinger parties for sea turtles.
later, they OD and float to
to the surface of the sea.

the whale follows an airplane,
sleeping and dreaming as it swims.
on this night, the whale’s dream is
the deepest dream in the sea.