[Poetry] Corsair’s hold

treasure screen

lurking in the hold below
there are secrets

dripping and slipping and sliding around
dangerous things and
muttering sounds
resound in the hold of this ship

when venturing down into darkness and dust
a warning, dear traveller – if you must
go down to the hold, oh please, oh please,
oh please don’t peer into corners

don’t rummage through ornaments
disturb the ordnance
paw through my trinkets and trifles and gold

safe passage a promise, but not guaranteed

well

it’s better in fact if you stay on the deck
enjoy the fresh air and the breeze
don’t trouble yourself with what waits in the hold
some secrets are safer at sea

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