Castles

Castles short poem

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Towers float in the belly of the ocean
tilting metronomic in the gentleness
of a windless afternoon. No lights shine
from the glassless windows and no bird
settles ever on the glossy green roofs.
The horizon never settles but exercises
its continual appetite for the sky
bingeing on slivers it can never hope
to swallow. Surely a gate must wait
beneath the swelling shoulders of the sea
or some kind of door barred, barbed
except for the proper evocation to be
signed or spoken by a seeker both fortunate
and informed and willing to test the untold
wonders locked within, all the time knowing
he will have to go back to his old life
too soon and live lusterless ever after.

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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