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Drowning Machine

July 26, 2022
By nick-manetas BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
nick-manetas BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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The James must’ve claimed four 

This summer: a low head dam looks

Safe from above, half-height illusion

Sucking orange kayak in the spin

Cycle, dominant gravity

Ending life with brevity.


Paddling towards the drop

Must have been euphoric,

Ahead crisp rapids & stone eddies;

Each stroke propelled the four

Towards a death

By underestimation.


Seated on my rock,

I think the world is the kayaker,

And you are the dam.


The author's comments:

I tried to write a love poem, but found normal smilies and metaphors too cliche. Real love for a person is one of the hardest things to express completely.


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