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Rated: E · Poetry · Romance/Love · #2112679
Searching deep for something beautiful symbolizing love for one who cannot fathom.

As I submerge
in my native gear to
hunt for things
worthy of your beauty,
surface to meet you,
you reveal your treasures
found washed ashore
from the sea's neglect.

I'm amazed,
then regale you with tales
of my discovery
amid pearls and lost treasures
on an ocean floor.
You offer a coconut,
undivided attention,
usher me to the bed
with palm fronds
in temperate shade.
I’m caught wondering
where a scent
on the breeze came from,
wonder
what you would look like
in a grass skirt, colorful leis
about your neck,
as a ukulele strums a rhythm
matching our hearts.

I had ventured across the horizon,
returned to you sifting dead sand
for discarded shells and uniquity.
My tales on hold, you offered
shopping lists, chores,
reminders from the fridge:
doctor appointment, kids
need to be picked up, trash.

You leave for work.

I grab my iPad, crush
brilliant images.
The screen glows and begs
write you another ode, hoping
this time you'll notice
just how beautiful I think you are.



The thought, originally, was about how I have these different levels. I meet my wife near the surface, but return to dive deeper where she's unable to go to bring her back something beautiful like words to show my appreciation of her and this world we share. She doesn't get it. That's okay, but I long to have a bond with her on deeper levels that she is currently out of her element in.

The idea that sprung from the initial start is that the things that wash ashore LIVE in the sea before they die. I feel you can more fully appreciate life and love while it is breathing and still beautiful. Perhaps, I'm not afraid of how scary love can be. It is wild and untamed, but can be possessed and held captive on dry land...before it is dead and regurgitated from the depths.


7.30.21
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