• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 04
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I went deep-sea diving with you one summer
to see if we could handle the pressure
of disappearing from the world. We found

fish decorating shipwrecks with their souls,
dolphins checking everyone was OK,
an octopus spinning broken plates.

A couple of whales reminded us both
how small we were. What an existence.
The salt found a home in our pores. No-one

followed us. They missed out on wet lightening
and the jaws of a shark filled with teeth as sharp
as every mistake we want to drown us.