Saltwater by Antony Owen, Reuben Woolley and Sonja Benskin Mesher

            He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the       …………planner.
……………………….Hesiod

For babes in skin-blue waters,
this sea shall only age for you,
let the wrinkles of this ancient empire conquer our hearts,
lay flags made of ragged clothes,
cup hands with unblessed water
wash ourselves unclean as night.
This happened this day our daily salt may we forgive those
Who trespassed towards us, may we forgive those who float, they
in salt- eyeballs,
drown in them.
Drown in you
Float on land
In Mother’s
We floated
In salt
come

& see
it
come
……….on stones

come
with pale
flesh
in its hands

……….& the years
don’t advance
……….time
……….fully
in their eyes

…………the tears
…………are not theirs
are grains to grow
…………in wooden boats for soil
………………….more and more
………………………….Syrian, human
………………………………….Four nails sing
…………………………………………Afloat on strangers shoulders
………………………………………………..Arriving in atlantis, sweet, paraíso.

moon boat 1

 

words:………Antony Owen
more words: Reuben Woolley
image:………Sonja Benskin Mesher

 

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