My Darkest Ocean, a poem by Ivor Steven at
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My Darkest Ocean

My Darkest Ocean

written by: Ivor Steven



I am not asleep
Nor am I awake
I am adrift
Inside my worst nightmare

I am paddling my leaking canoe
Across a thick oil-slick
A slimy and sickly syrup
Polluting my Antarctic Ocean

I see gasping penguins drowning
I slide my arm around their grease-caked feathers
Grasping their Frenziedly flailing wings
Fervently trying to save them
My canoe is rapidly bulging at the seams
We are listing, and slowly sinking

In my clutching arms
We gather and cling together
As the cold darkness surges in
Engulfing my unfathomable dream

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