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Sometimes I Read Shipwrecks
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Sometimes I Read Shipwrecks

Poem By Charles Chaim Wax

from lads
explicating their own profundities
on a grain of rice
as if there were actually profundities
but missing the authentic
profundities.
Tricks
teetering on the head of a pin
because who cares
in the absence
of love.

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Ummm..nice one Hugh! :) Great poem.
Shipwrecks classic image hulls caved in waters rushing to drown...Here metaphor for confessional poems that seem to be deep but only scratch the surface. Without love there is no meaning and ultimately there is nothing but love the great connector and if they cannot feel worthy of receiving this gift they never will. A fine poem. Hugh
Yes, the absence of love wrecks us all.


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