Driftwood

 

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Driftwood

 

seductive tropical waters

glorious and turbulent seas

tides in, tides out

my body flows

a siren sings

my heart aches for thee

 

secrets, dreams, and

shattered, battered souls

like broken coral

and shifting sands

empty shells and

d r i f t w o o d

 

ancient messages

bound in aubergine seaweed

brittle, root attached

not quite ready

to give up

 

dreams once written

rusted trawlers buried stories in the sea

sailors tied up in tales

his heart to be caught

without release

 

a siren sings

I hear her echo

she calls her lover out to sea

 

are you here, my love

can you hear my plea

you know I will be gentle

bring your heart

home

to me

 

© Driftwood, I (Spy) Love    Lynda Filler 

Past Lives/Past Lovers

 

Mexico DF 105

Mexico City, DF, Mexico  Museo del Templo Major 1325 AD

(Miss)information

 

if I were a warrior Princess

I’d wrap my arrow

with kept promises

and imprison you

with love

 

if you would lower your guard

I could love you

 

let me

count

the ways

 

Mis-Understand

I don’t try to understand your pain

nor empathize with what you gain

by making choices of denial

waiting for time to pass

all the while forgetting

how

to

live

 

I don’t try to understand

a choice to abstain

from love and passion

intimacy that is a God-given-gift

the closest we can ever come to

Heaven

on

Earth

 

I do understand

death and war

for death is a beginning

and wars are never ending

but Love is eternal

 

and more than that

I must agree

with the Rabbi’s message

sent to me

“the greatest of these is Love”

 

from I (Spy) Love    Lynda Filler