Deluge myth?

Sympathy will keep you dry
they say. When sand and bones
can’t keep out the tide.

Silt and dirt, ring damage
under carpets, floorboards warp
and strain under foot but kind
words vacuum, rippling gently.
Removing streams of the Thames
and piss. Soothing Wailing babies
and concrete Faced elders.

Your insurance money is no
good here. Not when heirlooms
sink and photos disintegrate
into shreddings. Wedding rings
slip from fingers finding their way
into mud, fossilising for future
unfortunates. Watch as your life floats
at eye level and people just

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