All At Sea

If I will be a child again
I’d disbelieve curriculums
And pithy sayings for comfort.

Lovers were taught to write manifestos,
The people lied to the populous,
And worse things happen at sea.

Churches were stuffed with atheists,
Saints’ Days diluted to market promotions,
But worse things happen at sea.

We replaced parental misdeeds with lithium plates,
We gave all our savings to marketeers,
Worse things happen at sea.

They drilled from the earth what should have remained,
Like removing perfectly healthy teeth,
But worse things happen at sea.

The Ministry of Tidal Waves
Is paid to deny the profligacy;
He will send memos from a smaller island failing.

We are deceived to believe it’s acceptable
That the issues remain for a further age;
At sea a captain is sailing.

Comfort in strangers’ fallacies,
Sharpen your dance and songs of old,
For worse things happen at sea.

I recovered a friend who had recently died,
A piece of plastic in their head wedged,
But worse things happen at sea.

Worse things happen for you and for me,
But when the truth’s mythology
In a watery bed we can sleep.

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