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Blackened Blew

Before the night was frightened,

where the shine of a star meets the gaze of your eyes,

innocence is ever-closer.

My life pauses when you blink, as waves roll on.

A trumpet wails out a cry of hunger

drowning out the siren songs.

I fall from the clouds:

a helpless hurricane-vortex,

into a thunderous, freezing splash.

Absolved by her salt,

I drift under her surface.

Sky above blackens.

She disappears into black,

I keep sinking.

Fishes nibble and bigger fishes gnash,

a shark can’t believe his luck,

but they fade away

and lose interest

as I sink deeper,



losing sight

of the last

little slithers

of blue.

◄ One Small step Forwards and one Giant Leap Backwards

Watching a boy Learn ►


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Ferris Ty Taylor

Sun 1st Oct 2023 23:32

Thank you John!

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John Gilbert Ellis

Fri 29th Sep 2023 16:24

Some really nice lines and images in there. Particularly like 'the night was frightened' and 'a trumpet wails out a cry of hunger'.

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