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The Dredgeman...

Post by AquarianM on Apr 13, 2011 at 11:32pm

The Dredgeman...

Out in the unmapped reaches,
Old places where no one longer goes,
Or knows,
Somewhere with forgotten secrets,
Sad things once whispered,
Now silent cold,
Something like a hard coffee-stained table,
Washed out to sea afloat,
Salt water does the fading,
Not sure if there's a shadow of a circle,
A dim idea you can barely hold,
Desperately-gathered driftwood,
Sitting in a quiet left-handed corner of Heaven,
Once-dreamed of,
A weak anchor for lost souls,
Sun setting slow,
In skies of magenta,
Velvet rose,
Treasure map you can't any longer read,
Or hold,
On the wind,
I'm told.


By: Daniel A. Stafford
(C) 04/08/2011

Inspired by a minor character in Karen Russell's book, Swamplandia: