Writing in Whangarei

sea song

by Michelle Elvy

you’ll be gone forever
and a day

naw. just three oceans. once
around the world

you’ll meet mermaids
and sirens

yes. but my journey
ends here, with you

you’ll forget

i’ll see you in the sea

how do you know?
because your eyes are in the sun

your hips on every wave
your breath the wind

will you remember this?

this i’ll remember most of all
the space between your belly button and rib
distance from your shoulder to wrist
the miles from knee down to toe

ok then

now shhhhh
let me dive into your southern ocean


This poem first appeared at 52|250: A Year of Flash


One response

  1. Beautiful!

    November 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

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