Out To Sea

Out To Sea

Breathless, sinking into dampened sand
A collapsing heap of bones and skin
lays immobile, grateful for silence but for
the ebb and flow of waves washing the shore

In silence memories flood into a mind 
trying to close the gates of hell
Tears pour from eyes witness to the unspeakable 
A throat chokes on words refusing to swallow

Between heaving breasts lies a heart
piecing together the puzzle
of broken rocks that weigh it down
A wave washes over a body of disbelief
Wishing to be taken out to sea


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Word Prompts

Between - FOWC
Swallow - RDP
Puzzle - Stream of Consciousness

  6 comments for “Out To Sea

  1. September 20, 2021 at 2:39 am

    The desolation in your words wrenches the heart, Christine. 💔

  2. September 18, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Oh so poignant.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2021 at 1:46 pm

      Thanks my dear friend ☺️💕

      • September 18, 2021 at 1:53 pm

        You’re welcome

  3. September 18, 2021 at 11:18 am

    So melancholy.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2021 at 11:27 am

      Yes! I don’t know where that came from 😧

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