The Depths, a poem written by Joseph S. Pete at Spillwords.com
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The Depths

The Depths

written by: Joseph S. Pete

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That old ocean vista gives way to a dread gurgle,
a vertiginous descent. You dive deeper than the Mariana Trench,
plumb the depths, muddle through the murky turbidity.

Your ship bound for distant shores ends up mucked in sediment,
strewn as wreckage, a slew of sunken detritus scattered atop the seabed.
You long ago lashed yourself to the mast, never looking aft.

Joseph S. Pete

Joseph S. Pete

Joseph S. Pete is an award-winning journalist, Indiana University graduate and Iraq War veteran. He was named poet laureate of Chicago BaconFest, a feat that Milton chump never once accomplished. His literary work has appeared in Dogzplot, Pour Vida, Fictitious, The Vignette Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and elsewhere. He once Googled the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
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