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    ONCE AN OCEAN

    O desert
    You keep your lovers secret
    Hidden under wisps of angels hair
    Against the fairest lies of blue
    Beneath banished tormented seas
    Pleading for suns they’ll never know
    Wandering in nights beyond god
    Outside the mountain city walls

    O desert
    When will you confess you loved them?
    Not one wanting eye has gazed
    Nor the sighs of shared surrender heard
    Never a passionate embrace felt
    Ceaseless is their worship
    The blinding you possess
    Yet your words a barren breath

    O desert
    You shield your lovers’ secrets
    Beads of collected turquoise glass
    Reflected in the millennia
    Funeral pyres buried by shifting sands
    And the hands of elders
    Touch over and over again over head
    Shoulders tremble and the spirits fray

    O desert
    Why have you left this prison?
    With love stumbling and rare
    Our foreheads marked with ash
    Skin red for dancing into defecation
    Ponder the steps forward
    Ribbons of the faithful dress shall dry
    Before the stain of life has had its chance

    RDS
    THE SECOND






  • #2
    nice poem














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    Last edited by winkybill; 05-13-2021, 11:05 AM.

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    • #3
      This is a soulful, sorrowful lamentation, TS. Vivid paradox and phrasing, wondering while wandering, it sustains tension throughout. Sounding both vast and deep, the ocean/desert motif a perfect frame.

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