Elmer Sands

Vastness of sky
I float, a star on the shallow bay
Evening spreads; a deepening bruise
Nothing hurts for now
Tomorrow? Do not think of morning
Of waking

Darkness incoherent, bright follicles
Emergence of colours
Lights. There, the red of Mars!

Eventually this fades
Sea changes; follows the wind. I rise
Tomorrow will come, for better or worse
Even for us, my love

~

n.b. This provoked by the prompt from NaPoWriMo 2022: I have however, produced an acrostic from the first line of 'Crucijada' by Federico García Lorca.

CLP 06/04/2022

5 Comments

  1. Smitha V says:

    Beautiful imagery – the scene unfolded before my eyes.
    ‘Darkness incoherent, bright follicles
    Emergence of colours
    Lights. There, the red of Mars!’

    1. So pleased you could see it! Thank you for saying so 🙏

  2. Brilliantly done, Chris. Love this 💕🙂

    1. Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it 🙏

  3. kim881 says:

    Oh, this is a gorgeous capture of a British beach and a poignant glimpse at a relationship. I love how you began with ‘Vastness of sky’, something we have here in Norfolk too. I also love the juxtaposition of ”a deepening bruise’ and ‘Nothing hurts for now’.

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