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swift and decisive, in its judgment clean,
but drifted through his mind like a lost word
un-recalling where he might have been,
itself a source of fear dissolving all
his feelings in a kind of mist,
making appearances mute and restrained,
so palpable, yet not there to resist.
Is this the way that it will start to seem
against an overwhelm of morning haze
with a silver delta threading its liquid gush
beyond those matted islands,
like reptiles underneath our Boeing home.
You can't see the blood;
you can't hear the dying
or mounded skulls rubbing faintly together.
Sea is like Thai silk