Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 15, 2017

Daily missive for Monday the 15th of May.~ Passive aggression grounded in depression~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Monday the 15th of May.
Passive aggression grounded in depression

Greedy rats gnawing
Dried biscuits
The skitter of bony feet
The bite of sharp teeth
Tearing strips
From old wood
Breaking through
The rotten remains
Of a once proud vessel
Adrift in the doldrums
Becalmed
In bleached white heat
Drying out
Torn and dirty
Empty sails
Hang from tired masts
A confusion
Of broken lines and
Blistered walkways
Not a trace
Of movement
The smell of decay
The cut of the jib
Holed
Below the water line
Blind frenzy mounting
A threat of internal
Explosion
Until the hull is breached
The twisted frame
A broken spring
A pressure valve released
A sinking ship
Almost beached
Abandoned
Long ago
A sea of lost souls
An old wreck
A silhouette at sunset
A ghostly memory
Finally laid to rest.

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