Waterborne….

“Be careful what you wish for.” She said
I watched, helplessly from vantage point on the Shore
Her voice was barely a whisper but, the Salt Air sent it to my Ears, clearer than a bell.Arms folded across Her chest, Her beautiful face was turned away from Me.
I ached to see Her, as only The Ocean could see Her,  in this very Moment.
The setting Sun turned Her hair to Fire
I imagined the Tears in Her dark eyes
How their taste would remind me of Her home
My Mortal feet shuffled in my Uncomfortable Position
I heard My Heart breaking for Her
As it had done, every day, since I met Her
This universe was capable of such horrible cruelty
to Such beautiful creatures
My World had known such Joy at the first instance I sat upon
this very shore and watched and waited for Her to surface
I couldn’t slow the pounding of My Heart
Wanted to reach for Her
But She was so far away out on that Rock
And I can’t Swim
Not the way She can
I looked over my shoulder
To the encroaching dark of My Homeland
Tried to clear the water from My own Eyes
Rubbing Furiously with my Sleeve
like I did when I was a Kid
The dark cloth Soaking up the Salt and the Pain
Finally daring to look back
Wanting one last glimpse of Her
A final image to take back with Me
and put in a Shoebox, under My Bed
As proof that She was Here
But the Surf had carried Her Home
And the pieces Fell apart
on the Sand

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About Eric

Writer/Plumber/Poet/Father/Gentleman/Romantic
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21 Responses to Waterborne….

  1. Souldiergirl says:

    ugg…this is so beautiful, this is so so beautiful-I have a lump in my throat

  2. Souldiergirl says:

    I don’t even have words for how amazing you are

  3. This is so beautiful so enchanting. Love this!

  4. Rita says:

    You have the most brilliant mind and romantic, heroic heart. Your words are magnificent. I’m so grateful to have found them.

  5. Chrissy says:

    brilliant, reminiscent of the romantics

  6. Mr Modigliani says:

    Beautiful work. I am pleased to discover this place

  7. You are truly talented, Eric. This piece is stunning. Gorgeous

  8. This one…it’s the ending that got me. Lovely and powerful, all of it.

  9. moonskittles says:

    SO beautiful!! I cannot pick my favorite! I love them all!! 🙂

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