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Sites by the Ocean

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There is a place by the ocean,
a burial site for flesh and steel
beasts
where mast meets cross
and mermaid bowsprit conspires
with moss-choked stone angel.

The insects falter in their
primordial dance,
missteps of appendages
and antennae.
They nibble on salt-corroded metal
and nestle in rot-sweet chest cavities.

And there, below the ground,
paying the baffled insects no mind,
the ship and human bones
waltz on.

Rendez-vous

Image of Rendez-Vous, October 2019 issue
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Keith Simmonds · ago
Great imagery for this instructive and archaeological poem, Avra !
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Kristy Roser Nuttall · ago
Great poem! I have a friend who is an archaelogist who does underwater exploration and excavation of sunken ships--I think he would agree that your imagery and writing really immerse the reader in a fascinating world.
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