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Last Rendezvous Last Rendezvous
by Nikos Laios
2017-01-14 10:09:23
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Last Rendezvous

Fishing poles flailing,
Thrashing, flashing
Against the turgid sea;
Marlin-tails slashing the sky.

img_1588_into_the_sun_400Ripping open the
Soft underbelly of heaven,
Golden light pouring through
The slashed wound, blue
Over green and frothy hues.

The boat rocking
Their guns cocked 
Pillaging and plundering
The sea to the sounds of
Cracking thunder.
 
As the rum splashed
In copper jugs singing
Wild bawdy sailor's
Songs, boots crunching
Sawdust and fishbones
On wooden decks.

They knew no other
Way, for they were
Killing each other
Into extinction;
The beasts
Of the land
And the fish
Of the seas.

Yet with a
Solemn dignity
They continued;
Fishing poles flailing,
Thrashing, flashing
Against the turgid sea;
Marlin-tails slashing the sky.

Rum splashing,
Boat rocking,
Guns cocked
As the soft
Underbelly of
The sky poured
Golden light
Onto their bronzed
Weathered skin
Scented with
Sea salt and
Tobacco.

As their boat
Ploughed over
The horizon
For one last
Rendezvous.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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