Puritano

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December 1

In Uncategorized on January 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Take me down, Leviathan.

Roll my weary bones in

your fathomless embrace.

Listen, brother: the land, my home,

spit me out like a cracked seed.

Better to shiver out here, stormwracked,

under an honest gunmetal sky,

than let them in my life and love.

The brine that cakes my skin

is as sweet as honey

to this willing Jonah.

Blessed now, and wind-driven far

from the Sirens,

this exiled child of the sun

will find his final truth

in surging, green-hued halls

far, far from any shore.

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Painting by R. Waiksnis,

“Storm and ┬áSea”

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