The Titanic Sinking

dead, frozen they floated in midnight waters
missing sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers
corpses and possessions, useless now, surrounded lifeboats
“help,help,help,” echoed and bounced hopeless shouts

“they said she was unsinkable” the shocked and solemn ones thought
unsinkable, unsinkable, all dreams seem unsinkable
until icebergs are hit and then they do sink

those hours were hundreds of centuries of torture/cold
and through the night children grew heavy and old
soft downy feathers drifted off
and ice pearls adorned cheeks of men and women, elderly and young

Some woman’s husband drifted past
to her stunned mind he seemed to be saying “guilty”
and everyone wondered in unknown unison “why not me”



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