Extinguishment of the Ballad

The Extinguishment of the Ballad

There’s two different rooms

In two different places.

 

Two different pirate ships

On the same lazy ocean.

 

Each holds a different human being,

Each human waiting on the other.

 

Two Voyagers separated,

Temporarily. Temporarily.

But only Temporarily my dear.

 

The horizon still extends endlessly before them

Their destination still out of sight.

 

But they’ve reached this checkpoint in the lazy waves.

It’s called:

The Extinguishment of the Ballad.

 

That missed opportunity,

It’s arrived,

And it’s a beauty.

 

While nothing else is certain

Two Voyagers are sailing together

Their ocean extends before them forever.

 

Two poets, two writers

Each piece of work with a new form of cipher.

 

Each ship has its marks.

Each ship has its scratches

Each ship once housed it’s own old assassins.

 

And they’ve been rebuilt, patched,

Somehow preserved.

After all that was once thought to be the worst.

 

And two Voyagers sail on in part two

Because in part one, I already made my vow to you.

 

You asked what we were headed for,

I told you Paralleled Voyagers never specified.

 

But here in the water we’ve found something,

It’s resting between the opportunities called ships.

 

Here in the water there is a checkpoint.

A canvas palette.

And it’s called:

The Extinguishment of the Ballad.

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