If I Was an Empty Shell…

If I was an empty shell

lone at sea

would the Black swans

hear my wail

bend their fine wings

to dip


the waves

to come searching for me?

Would the


force the sea apart

and brighten its

dim light

to scour

the currents

in search of me?

I think not.

The Black swans are flying home.

The Moon

is hidden

by night clouds.

And it seems

no one

is Awake

besides me


the deep dark