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The Pier The Pier
by Nikos Laios
2021-03-19 10:12:52
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They dangled
Their legs over
The pier unaware
Of the billowing
Grey skies,or
The cold wind
Scudding
Over the
Icy waves,
Or the lightning  
Raping the land;
They felt
Somehow
Numb.

aquatic_dream_400As they
Picked intently
At the fish n chips
From inside the
Newspaper
Wrappers;
Wrappers
Which Had
Witnessed
The desecration
Of humanity,and
The burning away
Of the flesh.

The death of
Desire and hope,
And the crucifixion
Of innocence.

Yet they threw
Rocks in the
Water,and
Watched
The world
Through
Crinkled
Eyes;
Fumbling
Awkwardly,
Touching
Each other's
Hand.

They lived
For moments
Like these;for
Small perfect
Moments;
These moments
Which formed
The cobblestone
Path to the
Inner sanctum of
The sanctuary
Of their lives.

They clung
To these moments
Like a drowning
Man clings
To floating debris
Bobbing in the
Ocean,scattered
Amongst the
Wreckage.

The damage to
Their innocence
Was complete;
They lost
Themselves
In the awareness
Of this moment.

Their legs
Dangling over
The pier,
Ignorant of
The billowing
Grey skies,and
The cold wind
Scudding
Over the
Icy waves,
And the lightning
Raping the land;
They felt
Somehow
Numb.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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