LAND AND SEA

Written while on Deadmans Beach, Minjerribah, Jan. 2015

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LAND AND SEA

*

Down by the broken shore

where endlessly the waves

reproach the Land for leaving them.

“Return,” they say, “Come back to me.

Return to your jealous Mother now, the Sea.”

*

Unmoved the Land turns still

its stubborn cliff-face

hard against the Ocean’s pleas,

adamant in argument as any adolescent.

*

But the Sea is patient, strong and sure

in time her errant child will crumble

and collapse into her

dark embrace once more.

*

Meanwhile She turns her blue and smiling Face

unto the world, as all the while,

her waves will endless batter

and her secret currents undermine,

the foundations of the Land’s self-esteem.

*

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time will TellJPIGred

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sea and rocks egg crop

The Reverend Hellfire is a peaceable jellyfish

who drifts with the tides.

Sometimes he will undulate towards the Moon.

Don’t bother him and he won’t sting you.

***

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~ by reverendhellfire on January 18, 2015.

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