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Departure


Departure

Departure

he leaves because he must

this, he recounts each time

he has no need or care for feet

to touch the solid ground.

 

on to a dumpy dock town,

he sails away once more

in my possession, his treasure,

digging into my diaphragm.

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This is being posted on http://bluebellbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/short-story-slam-week-9.html

Image Credit: Art at google.com

Shipwreck


Shipwreck

Shipwreck

Upon the crests,
Through wild swells,
A plunge onto reef.

Drenched in biting waves:
sails shred to rags,
deck reduced to splinters.

Wind tossed sideways.
An intoxicated stagger.
A drop into a flume.

A blackened sky
blinked like aflare
of plasmic streams.

Moaning angels wais
as haven’s structure
fragment into tribulation.

Elaborate ferocity.
A drowning grave.
Unplanned evacuation.

Countless souls
will never recapitulate:
no more to hearth or lodge.

But for one, vicissitude,
unknown loneliness,
perhaps an ounce of heroism.

Beneath a sopping sky,
upon a ship that spins,
life slips out at sea.

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I wrote this for:

challenge – “shipwreck.”

Also posted on:

The Gooseberry Garden
Poetry Picnic Week 17:Photos, Nostalgia, Memories, and Families

The picture is from:

http://www.ewallpapers.eu/view_wallpaper/shipwreck-1280-800-1680.html

I wish I knew more about it. It’s very cool.