Three Bodies, Three Stories

David S.
Dead Poets Live
Published in
2 min readApr 28, 2023

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on the Gulf of Poets

Lerici, Italy

Old castles, dead poets,
Saturday markets, golf courses,
Olive groves, sharp stones,
Percy Shelley drowned,
Mary Shelley dreamed
up Frankenstein,
called the creature forth
from cerulean waters.
Monsters and beauty are
never far separated.

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