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this sea is nothing in sight but isles

By JR Carpenter.

Figure 1. WAVE PATTERNS ABOUT AN ISLAND

WAVE CREST TRAVEL

I’ll [‘wade in’, ‘wait’, ‘wait a while’].
I’ll [‘walk in’, ‘walk away’, ‘walk on water’].
I’ll [‘want’], I’ll [‘warble’], I’ll [‘warrant’].
I’ll [‘wash’, ‘wash up’, ‘wash ashore’].
I’ll [‘waste land’, ‘waste water’, ‘waste paper’].

REFLECTED

I’ll [‘water’, ‘down’, ‘fall’, ‘front’, ‘log’, ‘mark’, ‘meadow’].
I’ll [‘weave’, ‘web’, ‘wave’, ‘waver’]. I’ll [‘wave you over’].
I’ll [‘weep’, ‘weigh in’, ‘weigh anchor’].
I’ll [‘weaken’, ‘wean’, ‘wear’, ‘weather’, ‘warn’, ‘proof’].
I’ll [‘weather this storm’].

REFRACTED

[‘weird’]. [‘welcome’]. [‘watch’].

[ what will you do ]

I’ll [‘west’, ‘wet’, ‘whack’, ‘wharf’, ‘while away’, ‘whimper’].
I’ll [‘whine’], I’ll [‘whinge’], I’ll [‘whirl’, ‘wind’, ‘pool’].
I’ll [‘whisk’, ‘whiskey’, ‘white flag’, ‘white lie’, ‘light’, ‘wash’, ‘water’, ‘great white whale’].

I’ll [‘whisper’]. I’ll [‘whistle’].
I’ll [‘whoop’, ‘whoosh’, ‘whorl’, ‘wide open’, ‘wild’, ‘willful’].

I’ll [‘win’], I’ll [‘wing’], I’ll [‘wind’].
I’ll [‘wink’, ‘winnow’, ‘winter’, ‘wire’, ‘wisen’, ‘wise crack’, ‘wish’].

ISLAND

I’ll [‘with draw’,’with hold’,’with stand’].
I’ll [‘witness’, ‘wonder’, ‘word’, ‘work’].
I’ll [‘worry’, ‘worsen’, ‘worship’].
I’ll [‘wound’]. I’ll [‘wow’]. I’ll [‘wonder’].
I’ll [‘write’, ‘write up’, ‘write down’, ‘write off’, ‘write out’, ‘away’].

I’ll [‘wrong’]. [‘wrong number’].

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J. R. Carpenter is a UK-based Canadian-born artist, writer, researcher, performer and maker of maps, zines, books, poetry, short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction, and non-linear, intertextual, hypermedia, and computer-generated narratives. She lives in South Devon, England. http://luckysoap.com

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014.