Ebbing with lessening

There are rumors

Spiked by moonshine

Privilege or disgrace

Oppression spells her full name

For the Zweig suicide guest book

A librato place

No-one can follow

Without revealing their intention 

Take comfort

From people who do not care

They lacquer their unteathering 

In pretty boxes with false bases

As Houdini shone the key beneath the deep

So they perfect stillness in powdered sugar

Salvaging nothing of the wreck

As salt stained and barnacled

Driftwood is recovered by shore

Ebbing with lessening 

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20 thoughts on “Ebbing with lessening

  1. ” Ebbing With Lessening ” has me visualizing a process…not only of lessening but a day or perhaps hours before I write my name in the book. “From people who do not care” who simply continue to walk on the sand where the tide erases the only proof they were ever there. Beautiful and powerful! Thank you!

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  2. It’s all brilliant. But these lines:

    They lacquer their unteathering
    In pretty boxes with false bases
    As Houdini shone the key beneath the deep
    So they perfect stillness in powdered sugar

    Are particularly so. ❤

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