Sunday, October 31, 2010

In Deep Darkness, A Debtor to Mercy Alone

Underwater near Tioman

buoyed between open sea and ocean-floor, aimless limbs flail in empty water. the siren call of an underwater kingdom to slip off and sink further beneath. beyond where dappled sunbeams play on coral pastures in colours too friendly for life; below where the crackling of the unknown silences the crash of crude waves. in deep darkness where there will be neither salty tears nor sweet nothings, the tiresome bubbling of human breath may finally be stilled. and then will come rest: a graveyard of self, a dependence on mercy alone.

Underwater near Tioman

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