Shadorma 79, 85

Water environments.

Almost grown
You still live at home
darting through
the windows
of a ceramic castle
set on pink gravel.

Off the road
behind the hedges
the quarry:
a drowned and
mineral-opaque secret.
A woman fishes.


From Unpredictable Hue, 2019.

5 thoughts on “Shadorma 79, 85

    • Yes, I didn’t write them together, being prompted by different scenes, but when I was looking over the list, I thought the same thing. Inside outside, that is what I felt.

      • Even when I was a child I used to wonder if people really thought fish in tanks appreciated the ornamental ruins that were supposed to compensate for nature.

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