Touch: The Journal of Healing



Everyone Overboard

    by Marcia Pelletiere

Mostly nothing oily sparked,

and no grenades went off,

until the truck became

a high-explosive shell

that set my vessel sinking.

Some wreckage, flotsam:

dog toys, blankets,

cakes, and opera scores.

It must have been an awful stink,

Noah's boat, with all the windows closed.

But I'm more bothered

by this endless sweep

of open water, where

everything I reach for

ripples farther off.

© 2016  Marcia Pelletiere

Marcia Pelletiere is a, writer, singer/composer, and multimedia artist.  Her first poetry collection, Miracle with Roasted Hens, was released in 2012.  Other poems have appeared in Journal of the American Medical Association, Ploughshares, The Southern Poetry Review, The Alaska Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, Barrow Street, and Painted Bride Quarterly.

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