The Cruel Ship Surrender

I was trying to explain how
A reader’s reading
And attaching of meaning
Can smother the author

And later she said her ex husband
Subpoenaed her diaries
To try and get custody of her boy

What meaning do you want to make
Of the wind through the oak
Of the breath against the body and the mind

We are all captives of meaning
On the cruel ship Surrender
Nailing the plank to walk

July 16, 2015


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