Friday, 29 June 2012



1. nautical . a drain or spout allowing water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
2. an opening in the side of a building for draining off water
3. a drain in a factory floor for running off the water from a sprinkler system

1. informal . to overwhelm, ruin, or disable
2. to sink (one's ship) deliberately

Every now and then,
They opened scuppers
To keep the building from foundering
Under the weight of prayers
Of sunken wishes…

One day,
The cathedral sank
Taking water all over.

No comments: