Strikethrough 18

Created Fri Oct 02 2020

I.
a drowsy quarantine litany
 
echoes hallways
 
and drifts despairing
 
a final breath
 
rancid amid smoke
 
it floats downwards
 
clouds grey in the haze
 
they shape-shift
 
without effervescence
 
without life or temperament
 
without hope of extinguishment
 
they remain
 
II.
a drowsy quarantine litany
 
echoes hallways
 
and drifts despairing
 
a final breath
 
rancid amid smoke
 
it floats downwards
 
 
clouds grey in the haze
 
they shape-shift
 
without effervescence
 
without life or temperament
 
without hope of extinguishment
 
they remain
 
 
omit container
 
insert whiff
 
insert wind flurry
insert forest floor
 
insert a hug from a stranger
 
 
 
insert peaceful hand-holding
 
 
III.
a drowsy litany
 
echoes hallways
 
and drifts
a final breath
 
rancid
it floats
 
clouds grey
they shape-shift
 
without effervescence
 
without life or temperament
 
without hope
they remain
 
 
IV.
a drowsy litany
 
echoes hallways
 
and drifts
a final breath
 
rancid
it floats
 
clouds grey
they shape-shift
 
without effervescence
 
without life or temperament
 
without hope
they remain
 
 
 
omit bustling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
insert a distinct whisper
insert periwinkle
 
 
 
V.
a drowsy litany
echoes
and drifts
a final breath
rancid
it floats
 
clouds grey
they shape-shift
without life
without hope
they remain
 

Author

Maxine F Instagram: @poeticabythebay
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