rattle once

by theuglyearring

Sleep Chains

Who can sleep when she —
hundreds of miles away I feel that vast breath
fan her restless decks.
Cicatrice by cicatrice
all the links
rattle once.
Here we go mother on the shipless ocean.
Pity us, pity the ocean, here we go.

~anne carson

(photo by jean mohr: here)

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