it sits there on the mantlepiece
a bottom-weighted brass candleholder.
the type used on a ship.
gravity always keeps it upright,
not that we make waves in the living room,
but it’s a family heirloom,
and we’re deep-seated
in our nautical gauge.
dVerse Quadrille #156: include the word “wrap”, 44-words sans title. WikiArt Image: Shipwreck, by Ivan Aivazovsky, Original Title: Тонущий корабль, Date: 1854. Public Domain. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter