South Pole

Our naive determination
to become citizens of Antarctica
to imitate the penguins
and the hourglass dolphins
live in a world of desert
without camels

We are like albatrosses
a perfect icon
for the virtues of marriage
on perspex display

Our hearts live in the same
uninhabitable curve
filled with summer daylight
and cold
drenched in winter darkness
and colder

I wonder
where do we go from here
except going around in circles
of South Pole

 

standing two black and white penguins
Photo by Jean van der Meulen on Pexels.com

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Cassa Bassa

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ inquisitive, observant, witty, a thinker, was a misfitΒ child 😊

13 thoughts on “South Pole”

  1. I only really made sense of the first and last verses πŸ˜„. Me not being able to read between lines again :). But I really like the opening! It fits with how I sometimes view Antarctica as the last resort for man through climate change πŸ˜†. And also, I’m very interested in what dinosaur fossils from warmer times remain undiscovered there.

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