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ship in a bottle

Glue and steady hands

By River JoyPublished 3 months ago 1 min read

if words are just pieces

placed into bottles

with glue and steady hands

arranging them perfectly

that kind of care, only noticed

by those who honor the craft

most will see the boat


in one piece, unbending

always the same

but if the craftsman were to make

the boat with the glue, the same

identical pieces

the same steady hand

the words would sound so different

the mast just a touch off center

the flags the wrong color blue

the bottle, older than you,

once given as a gift

unrecognizable to those who watched

like home to your current circle

you know you’ve changed

it’s time to again

the call to the void

falling untethered into something new

surreal poetrynature poetryart

About the Creator

River Joy

I make things with paint and words and light. I was once described as an asshole with Mr. Rodgers vibes.

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  • Em Starrrrr2 months ago

    This is just beautiful.

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