roil dark water

Dark Water Tanka (redux)

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.

What I’m Reading:

“To call your father and say, I’d forgotten how nice everyone in these red states can be

To hear him say, Yes, as long as you don’t move in next door

— Solmaz Sharif / “The Master’s House”

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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