Shipwreck on the Aegean Sea

We ran aground
while the watch stood, sailors sang cerulean
dusk heavy, shore unseen.

Mist ate up sand, sea
wave-roar mute against plank, caulk
painted gaze straining, sails empty as the night ahead.

We met the rocks with a crack, whine, splinter
hull parted like driftwood on coral: Rotten
long before the mast split.

Photo by Andreas Psaltis on Unsplash.

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