Flat calm sea

Posted on June 12th, 2008 by george.
Categories: poetry.

broken rudder

flat calm sea

capsized heart

weakened knees

doldrums pounding

sails gone slack

headed nowhere

on an endless tack

radio silence

static mind

scorching sun

empty rind

passing ships

silent nights

alone and numb

dead to rights

gyre and gimbal

slicked with crude

no horse survives

this latitude

titanic silence

feels very still

cut the tether

fit the bill

keeling over

drinking brine

long on sorrow

short on time

on the surface

down below

face turns blue

all time low

6 comments.

Sholeh

Comment on June 12th, 2008.

hmm. You didn’t equip this ship with an outboard motor? aahh dear, I hope you’re doing ok.

Yoye

Comment on June 12th, 2008.

Wow…

atoosa

Comment on June 12th, 2008.

I feel you….I know. I’m there. In prayer, in spirit -right there with you……I could have written this poem…..if I had your poetic abilities.

Yoye

Comment on June 13th, 2008.

And just to reiterate: never evevevevevevevever again! No likey.

I love you.

Myk

Comment on June 16th, 2008.

This has a tone similar to a lot of the poetry I’ve written, in other words… I think I know how you feel.

Artemis

Comment on June 16th, 2008.

I’m right there with you. We humans need these times otherwise why would have been give the Fire Tablet and the Long Healing Prayer! Love you!

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