Nightmare I

The ocean takes away pieces of my soul, I cannot leave, I am the shore. I wake from nightmares of blinding lights to your clear voice, whispering, “Hush! Come here, Hush! Its okay, come”, and you hang up I pry my eyes open I want to see your face, you’re here before I fall into…

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To an Ocean

I picked a few empty shellsalong your shore.Empty homes of your childrennow long gone;Echoing you, the breeze, andtheir conversations with the sand.I wear them around my neck,at a home away from you;Little kisses, a sunset, and loverest on my bones.

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I love you – III

The ocean, you said You smelt like the ocean My love, that was but half true. I draw seashells on my letters; I find grains of sand in my hair; My skin tastes of salt. I stood there one evening, Watching the sun disappear You took back the ground beneath my feet, With every wave,…

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I love you – IIĀ 

You see the little crabs scuttling away – you’ve noticed how they always walk sideways? And it’s so magical the way they go gupp inside their little holes in the sand. I wonder if they’re dancing perhaps, and not walking.  I like to see you in whites. Your linen pants rolled all the way up to your…

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Crosswave

“You know who would’ve met you halfway? A worm whose tail wasn’t caught in a trap. And I am a worm that is bait. If we must meet, you have to cover the entire distance yourself. On foot. There will be patches of grassy land and there will be miles of white sands scorching under…

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