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Charon 2004

I, too, have stood
paralyzed at the helm
Watching onrushing, inevitable disaster.
I too have felt sweat (or ecstatic tears) plaster
Damp hair to my eyes, as a slug’s dense film
Becomes mucous-insulate.
Always, thereafter
Living in darkness, bright things overwhelm.

Originally published by The Neovictorian/Cochlea

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Poem Charon 2004 - Michael Burch