On nearly drowning …

The enveloping sea swallowed me

in a swirl of turquoise-

weightless, unresisting, without noise

I swallowed the sea:

smoothly sliding, headlong gliding

into deepening blue.

In time suspended until-

no breathing, no memory of slow and silent motion ..

yet the songs the siren sings still lure me

as if on destiny and seagulls’ wings

to the embracing ocean … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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