Dropping Anchor

 

 

Agitated seas will not protect

 a lost merman.

 

Yemanja will not search for him

when oceans reflect an armor.

 

Poseidon has forgotten him

with a phantom shrug of disgust.

 

 The sea gods washes clean their tridents

of the blood from old battles.

 

Does it not tire war lords to wrap weaponry

around the sands of anger?

 

The peace gods repeat themselves

thumping no down ropes of false reasons.

 

Anguished shouts and splintered wood

frighten more than fishes.

 

An anchor can halt a ship

but how many overboard can stop a war?

 

A heavy thrust of metal

digs another shallow grave.

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~ by dianeklammer on June 21, 2013.

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