7 Ways of Looking at the Sea #napowrimo #ocean #follybeach #amwriting #amreading

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Her cool briny fingers touched my face
while she kissed my lips with salty breezes.
I was her and she was me.
I am the sea.

From the depths of the abyss dry bones rattle.
Monstrous fish of the deep mouth them looking for scraps of flesh.
The sea makes a watery grave as it gives food to those living there.

Men frolic and play where they should not.
Their playground is my home.
We connect in violence, teeth and blood.
I’m usually the victor.
It’s my habitat, you see.
Shark and man can’t live together in the bath that is the sea.

When sea and wind bind angrily together,
They scheme to take the souls of men and
make matchsticks of their wooden vessels.
When sea and wind bind angrily together,
the perfect storm is formed.

I’m waiting for you.
I’m churning and angry.
I grab your ankles and rip your footing away.
I’m a joker.
I give you just one way to get away but first, you come with me.
I’ll let you go.
I promise.
I’m the riptide of the sea.

Into the abyss
dark and deep is man’s lost soul
albino seas bloom.

The din of the world can be hard on the soul.
It confuses the mind with tangled thoughts and broken dreams.
Come to me and let my waves wash over you making all things grey.
Let my salt breezes cleanse your soul and quiet your mind.
In my wake is the clarity of sea worms and coral.
Shells and sand can scrub out the blemishes of a dark life.
Enter my depths and let the ebb and flow make tunnels under your feet.
Leave me then, quiet and still, thankful for the rabbles’ end.
I am the sea.
I am all things to some men.

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7 thoughts on “7 Ways of Looking at the Sea #napowrimo #ocean #follybeach #amwriting #amreading

  1. I really enjoyed this post especially the following:

    “The din of the world can be hard on the soul.
    It confuses the mind with tangled thoughts and broken dreams.
    Come to me and let my waves wash over you making all things grey.”

    The world can be hard at times and thing bleak. Again, I love the work. You should think about submitting soon.

  2. “The din of the world can be hard on the soul.” So true — so much in this one to mull over and repeat, lots of different ways to say the lines. This is great.

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