With nod and apology to Stevie Smith and Peter Mark Roget

Roget not Stevie                                    by  DJS

Plunge.

With swoop, stoop, nose-dive, no power-dive;

the dive twisted to a belly-flop dip.

A ducking, immersion, submergence

from gamble with plummet to sinking and drowning.

You wallow, immersed, submersed; submerge and drown.

Sink.

Go down like a stone.

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