Ocean Dwellers

Even from the shallows,

the depths hear the calls

of pleading ocean eyes.

 

Creatures of the deep provoke them.

Midnight scales and locks of starlight so enticing.

Bitter-edged and biting words

are honeyed as they sing.

 

But in their eyes a darkness lies,

flooding lungs with sorrow,

twisting truths like smoke.

 

As waves drown out strangled wishes,

he sinks

deep,

 

                                   deep,

 

deep,

 

                                   deep,

 

down.

And is enveloped by greedy, twisted, mangled fishes.

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