Lament of the Conch
Though in the end there was a sign-
Alas, no meaning could I find
Forces foul brought us to end
I tried, but could not comprehend
Why alone, windswept I fell-
Into this docile, frosty hell
But you were there!
Only moments before-
Bathing in the sunlit morn
Sweet scents of devotion settled around
I could never run aground
The sea I’d sail as your first mate
Until together we’d enter the Gates
But at the docks we sat to rot-
And now I see that you forgot
That in the bowls of our hull
Still burned the fuel of horizon hung gulls
Oh! What lands still opened before-
Two pairs of wings set to explore?
How now is our promised journey gone?
Where is the silk of your flesh at dawn?
I guess in short, I should have seen
How in your eyes other fish did gleam.
But Alas, the signs I missed
For I was sea-swept when we kissed.