Saturday, May 12, 2012

All together now

There is never enough room in these things
loaded down with boxes of food
and containers of water
we shoulder to shoulder
in life jackets we hope we will never need
feeling the suck of the sea as we
row away from the last, past disaster
aware of the ever circling sharks
that seek to feed if we touch the water
The sea rock gray and relentless
an unmerciful infinity
our imaginations can not comprehend
So vast we ask if maybe
Columbus might have been wrong
so that we might fall off some edge
and have it all come to an end
each of us remembering some
personal holocaust
that keeps us from looking back
though we feel the dark clouds
rushing after us from behind,
all of us struggling against the inevitable
hoping if we all pull together
we might keep disaster
from happening again

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