Exposed

Here I am heart in hand
Sharp pain streaked memories rush in
An imminent squall warning
The red flags waving on a stormy beach
All the fear rises like a tide
Enveloping
My heart in a surge of protection
Shielding and yet yielding
A mist so airy
You could reach right through it
Dispersing
If only you were here

~ kei
14 March 2016

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Lifeboat

Wordless do I slip away

Helpless to the currents of mundanities

Heartbeat slowing

Blood cooling

Slower flowing

Clinging to a fragment of debris

One buoyant sliver of hope

To survive

To arrive

Still alive

Washed by silken waves

Suspended in salty warmth

In the ocean of  desire

~ kei
9 September 2015

Found on Tumblr via Pinterest.

Found on Tumblr via Pinterest.

Ripples

I’m just a rebloggin’ fool this weekend. This piece, in all its ocean, male, salty sensuality, speaks to my Atlantic-cradled soul…

Thoughts...exploding in my head


A breath inhaled, the sea impales
It’s glory and might in size
His waves swell, dips into pools
Liquid walls engulf, spinning cool
Rolling in, whitecaps churn a frothy delight
Below the surface, Neptune’s eyes alight
He calms the assault on sandy shores
To a curving wave, gentle as a summers breeze
The ocean licks the earthy taste of man
Covers in an embrace, a new love began
Sloping muscled flesh, with every breath they flex
To touch mortal skin would be bliss and a sin, perplexed
Recedes in ripples, leaving behind his salty minerals
A smear of a kiss that will mark like shimmering crystals
With every ripple back, mermen wait in turn
For another run of waves to crash and yearn

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Mermaid’s Dreams

Dreams have finally returned to me…

We met again last night
You slipped quietly into mind’s view
A shadowed goodness, a friendly idea
I’m surprised to see you here

Subconscious is a capricious destination
Images confounding, conflicting
Sometimes horrific, sometimes healing
Would I could hold the words they conjure

Capricorn and Cancer
In the early days
I joked that
Together we made mud

I am a fearsome Dual Cap
Born on a cusp
Just like a wave
A fey and fluid mermaid
Unmindful of the tempest
Fearless and surefooted
At the heights

You almost impenetrable
Gruff, Guarded
Until the shell cracked
And the pearl revealed
In truth you were
My faithful shore
A place of safety
Where I could throw
The storm-tossed waves of me
Onto your sturdy beach

Stability, my island
Is what you were to me
And it seems in these
Golden years that should
Be together but are not
You still feel like shelter to me

The final shriek and howl
Red skies at morning
Left me dashed, broken, bashed
In an unknown place
You scattered with detritus
Of a ship run aground
A spiteful hurricane
Spun our world’s axis
Like a child’s top
The Coriolis effect
Recharted our lives

In dreams, the world is set to rights. Different but calm, zephyr winds and blue skies…

The ocean rhythm that
Pulses still in my veins
Is irrevocably drawn back
Calmer now but like the tide
Under the moon’s guidance
Drawn back to a less craggy
Weathered and yet enduring place

In dreams you are still the steady and everlasting shore
I feel your calming presence though we are no more
Ever my siren heart’s cove you are it seems
Respite from all these storms if only in dreams

~ kei
18 July 2015

For Richard. Who I never wrote for because we were busy living the words.

Sad Mermaid

Pacifica ~ Acrostic II

Pacifica

Petrol coloured waves chase
Across shell strewn sand
California’s other side
Indifferent to a foreigner’s ideals
Fickle wind tugs at my curls
Inspiring a love for this craggy place
Cradled today in foggy ribbons
Adrift in seaweed scented dreams

~ kei
18 February 2014

rockaway-beach-pacifica-california

Definition of Acrostic form sourced from: Shadow Poetry:

“Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title.”

Blomidon ~ Acrostic I

Birthplace of Glooskap
Legends born in the land of the Mi’kmaq
O’Wellalin for this rugged beauty
My mountain home is calling me
In my veins saltwater flows
Drawing me to my Atlantic home
Oh beloved ocean waves so blue
Not long ’til my heart returns to you

~ kei
6 February 2014

The Misplaced Mermaid

L'endroit où les rêves sont nés... kei

L’endroit où les rêves sont nés… kei

Definition of Acrostic form sourced from: Shadow Poetry

“Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title.”