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Where is my mind?

By AphoticPublished 9 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Christopher Campbell on Unsplash

Drift nets drag the waters

In their wake, only empty shells and

Skeletons of sailors

That used to brave these white-capped waves

Reefs of serenity are scarcer these days

Arthropods feast on what little remains

Ceaseless currents crash in all directions

The cephalopods claim my scattered wits for their collections

Insidious beasts dredge up bones from the depths

Oceans don’t belong in heads

No sleep until the sea is dead

surreal poetrysad poetry

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  • Kendall Defoe 5 months ago

    And I understand your Vocal handle now... Perfect!

  • J. R. Lowe9 months ago

    Every line of this packs a punch - vivid, creative and thought-provoking

  • Test9 months ago

    Oh wow. This is intensely beautiful, Aphotic – deeply dark and achingly raw. Like an oceanic metaphor for writer's block. I don't know if that was your message but it's how this blocked up gal is interpreting it. Outstanding work. 🖤

  • Leslie Writes9 months ago

    You painted such a vivid picture, but kept a little mystery. So dark! I love it!

  • This was very dark, deep and dystopian. Oceans don't belong in heads, this line stood out to me the most! You did such a fantastic job with this challenge!

  • Gina C.9 months ago

    Oh my goodness, this is stunning in its darkness and depth. 🥹 I'm in awe. So many amazing lines in here; I can't pick what resonated the most because it all did. Wonderfully penned! This line was so amazing to me: "The cephalopods claim my scattered wits for their collections" 😍 I love your work so much!

  • River Joy9 months ago

    Wow this is exquisite. Dark and intense and heavy. I love the alliteration sprinkled throughout.

  • Paul Stewart9 months ago

    This...is stunning! Lovely bit of sad darkness, but written so beauifully! Awesome!

  • Ashley Lima9 months ago

    Beautifully done. I love the imagery and rhythm

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