Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sea-swept (Day 279)

they danced at midnight
on a sea-swept isle  all coral 
haze and lagging rhythms
less than one day’s sail beyond
the bounds of measurable time

into the early morning 
hours like embers glow 
their rolling hues diffused against 
the crumbled walls of a secret 

beach embraced by headlands 
and a jealous sky   they unwrapped 
the gifts they carried  unfolding 
tales half by half  attentive 
to the rushing surf  

each listening  awestruck  to the sea
hushed and tender  whispering 
from deep inside the chambered shell
of the other’s upturned heart


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

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