A Lake Of Mercury

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A cry for help, falls against the deaf ears of a mirror.

Submitted: October 26, 2008

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As her lips lean against the lake

A ripple animates the reflected moon

But it is not liquid she seeks

Her throat is far from dry

This reservoir is deep with mercury

She drinks to access death

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With heavy splash she falls

Soaked in mirror, she sinks

No drama ensues

Soon the awoken moon falls still

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The poison carries her deep

Laying her against the sea bed

Her eyes still open

But paralyzed by the sting of death

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Internal voices cease

Cares are soon forgotten

An owl, steady on branch

Curious to see bubbles

Places wing on head

To scratch in wonder


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