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Drowning in the Tasman Sea

More than once I recall
letting the waves crash over me
my limp body lying, lifeless
laughing

the chilled water feels warm
waves steady thrashing, choking me
let the sand turn quick, sustain
sinking

drunk with hate for this life
engulfed by love for bodies that
do not feel this burning, craving
crashing

odious bodies have
lied with my exanimate corpse
nightmares from memories, holding
hurting

a numbing sensation
as I wade in Poseidon’s realm
awaiting sudden death, quickly
quieting.

Lindsey Martelle

Lindsey Martelle

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