lower the lifeboats

Interlude III (Dark Water Tanka)

Lower the lifeboats—
We tread nose-deep in the plague—
Lifelines beyond us.
We roil dark water and sink.
The mermaids sing for no one.

“I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.”

— T.S. Eliot / “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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