By Nancy Holder
2011 Retail epub
The shipwrecked, traveling passengers of the ill-fated freighter, Morris, are picked up by way of the H.M.S. Pandora and sail right into a cruise of metaphysical terror, insanity, and dying.
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If I took my shoes out of my slippers and touched the mud, I’d imagine ways to sink into it— such depths for doors—an enveloping. The makeshift moon—a state-made blinker—above would crud its colors, the sorts of shades you would not want above. The glass of the house glistened flat, and with my head at certain angles, I could sometimes see faces in the glare. This man was even on the far side of parts not left translucent—the walls, the eaves, the air. Smoke often gushed up from the soil bed, another form of leaving.
This man was even on the far side of parts not left translucent—the walls, the eaves, the air. Smoke often gushed up from the soil bed, another form of leaving. The stink of scorching laced into it. The insects’ spurt from some earth’s sneeze. I stretched each moment to its thinnest, knowing when I’d turn, there he would be. [ You should know—I did not go on without clear signals. The man was in my teeth. I heard him among those rung above me when I lay sleeping, wrapped in sheets. And the thing he’d left me sitting on my front porch a bauble, really—a node or nodule, or an eye— this thing would grow warm with my squeezing.
I tried to move among the blubbered book in ways. [ I found my blood—my breathing—in the book. [ I found—I found— ] ] ] [ I squirmed. The book was pressing. I forced my feet above my head. I could not sleep. My eyes stayed open. My body purpled in this drivel. My endless seeping spit corralled around me—here in the smudged tub where my mom had washed me as a young one and later, both much older, I’d washed her, our skins the same. —my minor me therein reflected—old. This time at once not only in the book but in the spotless mirrored lid that clogged the drain.
Dead in the Water by Nancy Holder