The hydrodynamics of forever

Ramesses first pierced the isthmus
A canted, unevening sky
Efflorescent waters displaced
By the severing motion
Broadsides the narrowed canal’s 
Machinely segmented rout
As if the ocean evoked quiet insults
From a sidelong prow
The consequences turning
In bank interactions
(A gull’s weightless, departing camber)
Interference and reflection
In clawed, crosshatched lines
Progress unforgiven
Inland a jackal sunrise
The eternal gnomon 
Turned shamefacedly away