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Ago I watched a woman coax A fellow back from death. Sand clung to the drowned Man's shoulder, briny fluid Dripped from clustered hair Breath pushed lung to throat In that moment inelastic life Crashed back upon the dead like a shadow tsunami A curl of pale and bilious gas Fumed from chimney nostrils Solidified in black to wight A crowd appeared though I alone Observed that embryonic beast Queasy, shivering afright, I marked its flight beyond the foam And with a sudden acumen retrained my sights on death undone Anon the surly imp invades My repose, persists, cajoles Courses as the Golden Horde Across the spear grass steppes Lodges of despondent darkness Curtains drawn in masquerade Where to the sopping man, renewed, Removed I have no honest clue Yet, with Lutheran conviction: Beware the mirrored urchin clone Loosed against our universe Deceptive doppelganger who'd Concuss humanity, earthbound Sedate the benefactor faction Throwing shade across the globe Foment a foul and frothy chaos Their like exists, implicit legion Homunculi, contrary of the crowned

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Date: 10/14/2017 2:45:00 AM
I most certainly like your almost-sestine (the final three lines are missing) You write well, very compact. That is especially shown in your final stanza. Welcome to PoetrySoup :)
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Michael Jones
Date: 10/14/2017 12:54:00 PM
Thanks Darren. I appreciate the kind feedback. Maybe I'll add the last three lines to make it official. :)