dark voyage…

night
and
day
adrift
no one looking
for a small vessel
hull taking on water
the parental mask
now beneath the waves
of fear caused by aids
consciousness just a blank stare
into the void of existence
stomach distended
last stage
before
death
by starvation
no search planes
insight
no television
coverage
just the silence
of despair
another vessel
containing a child’s
soul
fades
into the dark waters
of
ignorance

16 thoughts on “dark voyage…

  1. Very well written…and sad, yet notions ring of truth in pains of life, of death, and placement, sometimes very foolishly

  2. Hello Charlie,
    stopping by to say hi.
    Your poem is beautiful! like usual!
    Have a great Sunday ūüôā
    Mirella

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