ocean in my head (freeverse)

 

there is an ocean in my head
filled with shipwrecks, 
they sink slowly 
carving the bottom with their dead weight 
scarring the earth 

encumbering the surface beneath the waves,
they fill this ocean with empty vessels
holding a vestige of what once was 
or maybe what could've been 

they sink far, 
into the darkness 
where there is barely any life, 
they slowly disappear from sight 
but are never gone and never fully forgotten

in this vast expanse in my head,  
regret is boundary-less 
anger is free to swim 
and every moment leaves scars, 
every ship loses to the storms 
and ventures into the bottom

 

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sonnychasm

Literature, art, science, travel. Writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Always wrestling with language.

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