sea song by Michelle Elvy

you’ll be gone forever
and a day
naw. just three oceans. once
around the world
you’ll meet mermaids
and sirens
yes. but my journey
ends here, with you
you’ll forget
i’ll see you in the sea
how do you know?
because your eyes are in the sun
your hips on every wave
your breath the wind
will you remember this?
this i’ll remember most of all
the space between your belly button and rib
the distance from your shoulder to wrist
the miles from knee down to toe
ok then
now shhhhh
let me dive into your southern ocean


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8 responses to “sea song by Michelle Elvy

  1. randalhoule

    Wonderful form here. wonderfully complete metaphor to engage the theme. Bravo!

  2. Beautiful. Lovely. Don’t know what else there is to say. Just lovely.

  3. Beautiful; this reminds me of the conversation I had with my beloved before heading out to sea! Thank you for the Sunday morning smile.

  4. Very sexy, very sad, a lament, just gorgeous. Autumnal on the waters of eternity.

  5. Darryl P.

    Absolutely love this. It’s first-rate in every way.

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  7. I love how the style ebbs back and forth like the tide. It’s cleverly crafted and of course, a relationship metaphored as nature and sea. So very well done, Michelle.

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