In search of sublimation

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Glacial introspection caught,
under the spell of yesterday’s fall.
She is writing letters to the ocean.
Frozen fragments of fierce effluvium,
splintering from her shaking cynosure.
January carried in her soul,
kaleidoscopic memories,
involuntarily rise.
Crystals cracking open,
spilling the secrets,
that she harbored.

Let the tide,

melt them,

away.

(c) Accidental Tentacles 2016

 

Porcelain

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Words that should warm, only make us brittle now.
In the dunes, fractured, you will find us.
Sipping tea until it drips through the cracks,
and probably beyond.

You said it was beauty, the bleaching of bones.
In the ocean, promised of inner landslides,
But poised are we until we’re lacquered and fired,
and made ceramic.

(c) Accidental Tentacles 2016