And the Poets Down Here...

A Palace Divided
By Corey Maccaro

They all said it.

I should have listened.

I, oblivious,

as the ocean glistens.

I thought of it grand,

my senses seemed keen.

I think back as I stare

at a pile of seafoam green.

The claw,

unknowing to the sadness it causes.

He looks at me and pauses.

A Palace divided, forever, flawless