ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

The Inanimate Suffering of the Drowning Kind

A poem about the Titanic

Photo by Maximilian Weisbecker on Unsplash

People aren’t things, they’re beings. And April 15th did not let them be. But today we examine the perspective of “things.” Did they suffer too? Let’s see:

  • A window can only show an iceberg — but not the damage it can do. Strong enough to watch the menace approach, but shatters when the water bursts through.

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Emily Wilcox

Emily Wilcox

I imagine in a parallel universe I might be a caricaturist or a botanist or somewhere asleep on the moon — but here, I am a writer.