AMNION –  the membrane which contains the amniotic fluid, that broth from which all life emerges….

AMNION

– OR –

UPON THE SEA OF SOULS

(A VICTORIAN REVERIE)

The roiling mysterious depths of

The Sea of Souls

Her ghosts restive

Under the Moons of Change

Her surface adrift with the Living

Whose various barques of flesh

Makeshift on such ancient waters

And at the mercy of the Dead’s

Unseen currents

Float precarious and shifting

Together, apart, en masse, alone

Their craft implacably aging

Their momentum the pleasure of

Forgotten custom

And long unspoken ritual

What song, what ceremony

To guide this motley, quick fleet

To give direction to those

Who still raise their sails

To the sun?…