I Locked The Cable Release

Poem By Charles Chaim Wax

and watched the river
and the evening light on the river
and my 8x10 Toyo view camera
resting on the big Gitzo tripod
with its single eye open
then spotted a green bottle
at the edge of the water
half buried in bottom mud
neck cracked off and
just below read the raised letters:
Clarke and White
Glass thick
most certainly handblown
contained
tiny ancient air bubbles
breathed long ago by the creator:
now white stars in a green firmament.
Everything eventually
something else.

Comments about I Locked The Cable Release

Such wonderful irony and contrast here between the river and fancy camera image, where something special was sought, and the mud and cracked bottle that actually, and most unexpectedly, offered up a whole wondrous universe in miniature, beautifully described.


4,5 out of 5
3 total ratings

Other poems of WAX

A Meditation On Emptiness

I awoke at 10: 55 Pm
I would have preferred 4 AM
because then I could have stayed
awake

A Day In The Life Of An Aspiring Transvestite

Tired of typing gibberish
on a rainy Sunday
I journeyed to Brooklyn’s famous
Kings Plaza Mall

No Expectation Of Reward

Being the union guy at Spinoza HS
created a morsel of interest to the day
like when Darwin Dix showed up
his hair a bunch of purple spikes

You Think That's Funny

Something's wrong with me
Or them
I'm talking the men and women
Who deliver the weather

A Man Of True Worth Extends His Protection To All The Realm

After ten years of teaching English
at Spinoza HS I couldn’t take it anymore
and decided to devote myself
to writing full time.

Overcome With Awe

As I parked the car on East 12th street
a mouse appeared on the outside
of the windshield
a baby, anyway so small