Gratuitous Companions

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


Just a simple story.

Submitted: December 09, 2017

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A single speck of ash
Created from strong but tired kindle

Who's ember would fade by the dampness of curses
And would shatter by the weight of iron and surmise

Everything.
A new flail to put out the weakened ember

This ash
Pulled by a gust of wind 

Had a growing rot within
And as if fate had enough

It got pulled to the lake
Where the bodies of soaked relatives created the moon

Unmoving.
The corpses with ember that have long since washed away

No movement stirred
And as the dark waters looked for new prey

An untameable beast of curses and caps
Who would baste the air with it's own evaporated skin

Opened its mouth once more
To reveal the rows of serrated muskie

The ash gently landed on the lakes plate
Salted and seasoned 

But rather than engulfing the weak ash
Or feeding it to the unknown

It shut its mouth
Only to wrap the ash with the comfort of insults 

The lake gently starred
Creating a gentle breeze 

And as the hammer fell from the ashes memory
A gentle fire ignited once more


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