Barely cooled by
Tropical waters,
The sun crisps my back.
Below me a
Vibrant turquoise parrot fish
Crunches coral.

A cleaner wrasse
Waits for business at
His pink coral station while
An army of sergeant-majors,
Proud of their black stripes,
Troop past.

From beneath
Brain-shaped outcroppings,
A polka-dotted
Box fish
Emerges from her coral cave, while,
From his larger rocky hole, a
Moray eel
Gapes razor teeth,
Spying at me with one
Beady eye

Is there a somewhere in which
Einstein still
Contemplates the Universe?