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we were never gods

we were never Gods
   
hollow are thy chambers.  
echoes of life and death    
resonate in the static of each.    
   
this lighthouse  
this revolver    
mine heart.    
   
all awaiting their partner for validation    
   
the watchman  
a bullet  
your love.  
   
i sit on this eve in my tower  
looking over the bay I've safely guided your vessel through    
so that I might hold you again.    
   
i stay anchored so that you might roam and explore as the Phoenicians did.    
   
but now you've sent me a message with our sweet Mercury.  
   
[remember when we found him    
a baby fallen from his nest    
we nursed him  
loved him  
taught him to scurry the telephone line between our house and my tower to send notes to one another]  
   
You tell me ...    
   
winds no longer billow    
deadening the lateen    
yet i must go
 
   
Mercury dashes back.  
   
chain me in the gallows then  
that i might grip your oars  
hardened for a mere kiss
 
   
steel messenger in steel chamber  
spin  
temple  
pull  
click!  
   
Mercury returns.    
   
you've made me an overseer  
yet my lashes shed only tears  
forgive me not
 
   
steel messenger in steel chamber  
spin  
temple  
pull  
click!  
   
Here sweet Mercury    
a peanut    
now take this to daddy.  
   
no quarter will be given  
nor asked for I have swallowed every drop of your humiliation
 
   
you have the seas Poseidon  
guide them with your light  
so I might slip in darkness
 
   
you spoke Venus' three most sacred words    
languid gales i now see
 
   
steel messenger in steel chamber  
spin  
temple  
pull  
   
...  
   
   
Written for DUP competition hosted by Alexander Case.    
   
http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/7494/30/  
   
Writers have 48 hours to churn out a piece with parameters defined by the host    
   
Group 2  
Genre: Dark  
Location: Lighthouse  
Element: telephone line    
 
LobodeSanPedro
Written by LobodeSanPedro
Published | Edited 14th Feb 2016
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