My darkened eyes

This is the sea with its wind whistle, a great obeyance.
Black knotted seaweed hugs my grudge,
I trudge off down the shore as gray storm clouds stoop
From the sky and wet the wall of my existence.

Blind is my smile, empty as the eyes of a blind pianist.
Coldly and soberly, I am lame in a memory
Like a dying tree in an old size
Waving and crutchless, weeping in a wood.

The stone tide ebbs, sucking me in its powdery beak.
Rises so whitely, buffeting my jaw until it was numb;
The washed sheets of my clothes coffin into a
Garbage of shells, all at once razor clams and weedy mussels.

The rim of a last wave sucks me to an undertow,
Stiffened into a rib of sand, pocked white skin,
Glassfuls of salt drowning my tongue;
I acquire air, nobody sees me. I lie beneath the

Glittering, digesting me. Quietly, my eyes close
Wordless and slow. The sea has no mercy for anyone;
Trembling, I am pulled to the breakwater,
Bottomed to a blackness, weeded tomb.

My darkened eyes

32 comments on “My darkened eyes

  1. I love the depth in your poems

  2. A visceral portrait painted in very powerful and visual imagery….Excellent!

  3. me impresiona la verdad enhorabuena

  4. librepaley8 says:

    I feel the pitiless pull of dark ocean reading this.

  5. Good grief this is beautiful

  6. Your poems will make people think and meditate. Thank you Lance for your valuable works. Good luck my friend.

  7. Anna says:

    Agghiacciante questo mare che inghiotte ; un po` come la vita .un caro saluto ,Lance 🙂

  8. Lona Gynt says:

    We do get tired don’t we, are we ever ready to acquiesce quite like this? I think about it, there are always tides, they sing in chorus, you speak their language friend. Your poem brings me a strange peace tonight, thank you

  9. Susi Bocks says:

    Oh, the sea won, how sad! Very good piece, Lance! 🙂

  10. francisashis says:

    Your poems help people to go on learning till the last moment,a learning which is never boring but very exciting and interesting too.

  11. Susi Bocks says:

    Reblogged this on I Write Her and commented:
    Incredible piece with its reach into the darkness. May we never have to experience it.

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