Vita Brevis

I hear the singing of the undertow
beneath the crumbling waves.

I watch it greedily leach
away the sand beneath
Fellini's beached monster.

The tide has drowned the beach
between us; the girl too distant,
too innocent to reach from here.

I turn my back on the fantastic
and light another cigarette.

5 comments:

writerwoman said...

Great imagery.

This poem will be linked to by Poets Who Blog on July 13th as part of our July Collection. Thank you for being a part of PWB.

m0nkeyboy said...

It's hard to convey indifference and similar feelings well in poetry, but you succeed. Good piece.

jack sender said...

i like it.
"too innocent to reach"

PWB Manager said...

Your blog will be featured on October 2 at Poets Who Blog, during our Shine a Light on Poetry Month.

Sara

Mark Folse said...

Sorry for the slow reply Sara, but thank you. We've been a bit busy down here with Hurricane Gustav.