Kenneth E. Lawrence's Articles
T The Sea
No horizon, just a blur
Waves become clouds
I wander an island of demons
Black ink stains wood
A poem, a poor man’s offering
My life is full of mist and shadows
A sound from behind, a shifting of sand
She is angelic, celestial
”This poem,” I say, “who wrote it?”
She smiles. “You did,” she says.
I look into her eyes. “Do you know me?” I ask. “Is this hell?”
She gently places the wood on the water’s surface. The wave slides back, carrying the message off to sea.
“You’ve done this every day for almost a thousand days,” she says, “but you never remember because of your wound.”
She sings of loss, of birds in flight, of a distant lover and the passing of years.
“Ask the wind,” she sings, “ask the rain.”
The influence of gamelan is also clear in the theme from 'Ghost in the Shell: Arise,' composed by Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada).