Illusions in the Blue

Writer: Raghed Hamza

Editor: Abdallah Sobhi


An old trireme, floating on a wave

Unsure of its past or route

Its masthead glowing in the darkness

A mix of gold and green

Copper starting to rot

The decks eaten viciously 

By infestations none can fathom

The ballistae almost plunging to the deep

The mast fallen to the deck

But it remained floating there, untouched