bellairet

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Floating, Drifting, All the Same

September 9, 2020

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Plunge now, tighten the roots that reach from sky to the bound seafloor, reel
in the new catch fresh from waves that 
break on the side of our white-stilled canoe. Gliding through the stars,
we call them stars, as they mirror the points 
of light above. Below? Are they the shafted bits of arrow aimed, perfect for the center?
How could we tell the change from ripple to north-blown breeze, how could we
tell one or the other to cease? Condemn the snatchers who chase
the stardust on an icy current, intent on purging them from the sea, 
thrusting them in the approximate direction of the eye of the hurricane. Be silent now,
break the water line ever gently, glide through the night. Already the roar
and spurn of the engine putters to a faraway whimper, keening with the tide. 
Call out your arms to the drifting, lost, illuminating flickering orbs and draining pallor
from the bordering sky. Release, release, send them to the surface, newly alight 
and glowing with the touch of your hands and a soft goodbye.

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3 Comments
  • Century Friend

    I don't understand how you write so perfectly. The descriptions come together so nicely and oh my gosh, the imagery!! I could really feel the scene around me, and I loved the bit with the stars. Also every other line in the piece. It's just amazing.


    3 months ago
  • ek503

    beautiful piece :)
    "Plunge now, tighten the roots that reach from sky to the bound seafloor"
    "Condemn the snatchers who chase the stardust on an icy current, intent on purging them from the sea"
    ahh i love these lines


    3 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Rudolph’s Defender #holidayvibes)

    GORGEOUS AND STUNNING! I’m speechless....


    3 months ago