The city crumbles and sinks away,
Swallowed up by the ravenous waves,
Travelling down, into the belly of the beast,
To be digested by relentless erosion.
Surrounded by varying shades of blue: turquoise, azure, navy, cerulean,
Squeezed by the crushing embrace of the deep,
Now, and for ever more,
This closeness kept hidden by the blue curtain,
Safe from the roaring chaos above.
Time passes, the new residents arrive,
Painting the walls, floors and ceiling green,
Flashes of colourful and extravagent clothing dart from room to room,
The old decor left to rot away in the dark,
While the new inevitably replaces it.
All sense of time is lost,
Where no light touches the city anymore.