Thursday, June 15, 2006
POETRY THURSDAY-Part Two
NERIAD TO NEPTUNE
Our footsteps cross the shifting wind
where sandpipers dance down the shore.
You buy bananas-on-a-stick
that taste of salt, or tears, before
we lie upon that glimmering bed
below the cliffs, where tides have left
shells like wet, white bones, and sleep
christcrossed where sky and earth are cleft
by sea and froth.
Your lips taste salt, like creatures born
of green sea-water. If you bleed,
pale drops the color of the sea
will fall into the ebbing sand.
We please ourselves deliciously,
we're satisfied, and glad of life.
The world will end this way, won't it?
It will, without a doubt, and at
the speed of light.