I was once a sailor

An inflatable balloon sat on my chest,
Decorated in sprinkles and frosting, it
Finally popped with words slicing the
Edges like knives dagger hearts, the

Words of the past brought like a package
And amongst the wreckage of sunken ships
Sat you, an animal painted blue with sadness
That permeates your veins, the moment I

Realised a mirror lay by sunken ship my guise
As explorer became prisoner and this is the curse
Of all great adventures, maps and needles cannot
Steer pain and a boat this size will always sink,

Bought to the brink of insanity and back again
Like waves in an ocean fragile and foam, from
These bones a fire arose and a phoenix sang the
Life from the sea, and you were freed, but it was
Too little too late and birthday cakes don’t taste
The same anymore.


3 thoughts on “I was once a sailor

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