The Sediment

He lies under the calm sheet of water
soft breath of silver veil drawn on the face

ripples join hands, kiss, linger and part
leaving silt, lace of dirt and crumpled sand

dark secrets of the ocean laid bare by waves
a shell from the seabed puffy with water

waits to rupture, words like zephyrs escape
from mouth squeezed by implosions in the lung

the o of vacuum, fish mouth pouting
sucking as balls of sand fill the nostril holes.

 

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