Wise Poets – Eric Weinstein – The View From Atlantis

Eric Weinstein

A tree takes root
The night grows feathers & I
do not grow feathers
I carve my name in the sand
A tooth takes root
My body comprises satellites
very minor electricities
Birds scatter when I begin to speak
A tree is deciduous
Leaves turn and return
I am taller now and not afraid
of sea monsters or monstresses
A tooth is deciduous
Replaced like a light bulb
The copper & ozone taste
of very very little blood
A tree falls into the ocean
The ocean drinks my name
from the shore & is changed
A whale sings that might otherwise die
A tooth falls into the ocean
& dies inside it
My name is haunted
& the ocean is haunted
A tree dissolves
Its atoms become other trees
many sparrows or a single whale
a glass of water on a white tablecloth
A tooth dissolves
in a glass of Coca-Cola
in the neon light of the city
in the feathered night of the city
A tree & a tooth take root
A tree & a tooth are deciduous
A tree & a tooth dissolve
The waiters crowd the booth for a better look