Thesis Paper

Shade and Darkness, The Evening of The Deluge; J.M.W. Turner

I am the ashes of at the bottom of a promise
a widower clasps her hands in the watershed

there was a burden in the cargo
you carried

waiting for greener blood
in the smokewood

the bonfire slowly peeling back
its alchemical gaze

distant flames ascending canopy
after canopy a seaside freakshow

of flinty toucans diving toward the waves
isn’t it strange pleading with the darkness