SCENES FROM AN ALTERNATE LIFE – VI

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the first night at sea I wondered where I might run ashore
shipwrecked in international waters intent on survival
slowing down with an intentional drag of the hand in chop

when we were alive in the time of Panthalassa
the continental puzzle affixed in a box
you asked if I’d ever seen so much water

when we were alive in the time of Da Gama
high on cinnamon and scurvy
you asked if I’d ever seen so much water

when we were alive in the time of asteroids
the ruins of civilization smoldering orange on September nights
you asked if I’d ever seen so much water

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Ben

Ben LeRoy is spirit trapped in the 21st century on Earth. Someday he will be somewhere else. Until then, he's glad to know you're out there, too. And later elsewhere he will be glad to know you're out there, too.

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Ben LeRoy is spirit trapped in the 21st century on Earth. Someday he will be somewhere else. Until then, he's glad to know you're out there, too. And later elsewhere he will be glad to know you're out there, too.