shadow world


way below the ocean’s depth
under the seabed
thrives a parallel universe
where all is shadow
where the purpose of love
is to satisfy need
where there is no rate of exchange
because we simply take
where jungle
and forest
and wilderness
are pristine
and undisturbed
where we are untamed
where our only shelter
is a merciless sky

©A. D. Joyce, 2018


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