Jon Thompson
POETRY
 

The Deep

 

Headless armless legless—
Remnant of Eleusis—
Her torso
Floats

In a sea of white,
White of amanuensis,
White of amnesia,
The whiteness closing in on

All that is statuesque,
All civilizations of the sword.
O the memories that will not rise
To haunt us all of our days

                                

 


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