The Last Dance Upon the Shore

Alone in a scalloped skirt

diagonal swirls curling down

a flamingo shell frozen

mid twirl

left by your partner

the sea

 

a smoothed down wallflower

on the shore with other embellishments

of the dance

 

lost

in brittle confusion

amongst pockmarked coral

misshapen

and too course to touch

 

your gentle heart broken

in pieces

against sun hardened sponges

their scratching surfaces filing away

your fragile armour

 

how you long for the smooth body

that you trusted

to hold you

on your journey

who tossed you

so carelessly

into the harsh void

alone

 

a translucent beauty

vulnerable

just waiting for the music

to begin again

 

for Writers Fourth Wednesday: The Art of Touch

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “The Last Dance Upon the Shore

  1. nice….the corral section of brittle confusion…and the longing to smooth the body you trusted to hold you on the journey—both very effective in this di….a tender close too waiting for that music…

  2. This is outstanding…full of textured items and emotions..especially I like the flamingo shell and it hurts to bump into course brittle coral

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s