The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Tawny Kipphorn
He comes to me in waves
As I wade through deepening waters,
Mighty staff of the Aegean
Crashing down in the cerulean sea.
As I stand on the precipice
Through the ages,
Like Poseidon without his trident
I am eterally bereft of my love.
My tears mingle with the salty sea air
And I can no longer tell which is responsible,
For the persistent stinging of my eyes.
I quell the urge to scream out as I’m forced to gaze upon the floating contraption that contains my greatest desire.
Though I may be bound unto my widows walk,
I look beyond that vessel in which my heart is locked away.
I lose myself in the vista,
transfixed by the silent promise of a reunion worthy only of the angels most high.
Fiction © Copyright Tawny Kipphorn
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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