Jay Alexander


Translucence


The waves break like signs
Rise and fall,
Crash into spraying light,
Bright, tight, hold,
The shards unfold,
Beneath a gaping sight,
Fresh as the breath of a cold night;
The scattering sounds flee,
That preying might,
Which will not leave a,
Stone unturned,
And burn into a loose mind;
Once more an umpteenth time,
Smash onto the shore,
Fiery bright.

There's no respite,
From this aching noise,
The buoys bounce,
Strain from stories
Told and retold;
Then pick up some slimy dust,
As day breaks through,
And if you insist, it will

Howl at you.

Submitted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Edited: Thursday, December 12, 2013

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I always wanted to write a poem about the sea and I penned this one evening, after I came home from a concert. As you can tell it is not a serene poem, the sea is almost like a wild animal, which keeps us at bay. We have to respect nature or it will turn on us. Poem written in October 2012.

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