a failure in optimism

(hopefully brief)

we are all but sharks
in the planet’s glowing tides

snapping at spilled blood and 
exhausted by a need to grow teeth

some days a deep breath means 
looking up... missing keystones and 

folded tower-blades, all in the seven 
greys of a dead fish, clouds raked into 

piles and societies bent low, 
as dogs in the rain

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