Salem Harbor

before    is liquid
haw    it poisons
present notch
of arrow    time
or circumstance

notch of poison
in a letter’s    basket
as a ghost saddle
of circumstance    a wile
and now   poison

mail comes      of gelid sea
of circumstance    a wile
liquid haw      notch
in a letter’s     arrow

a sorrow      a  mistake’s

turning rope

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