Ocean Lover… by John Grey



you close your eyes
to protect them from

the stinging salt

your hands touch cold
as the underbelly of ocean
slithery as creatures

that dart across its sightless sand

your breath rotates through mine
in one long suffocating swell

chokes my lungs

your brackish lips hold me down
for what seems an eternity

bubble kisses through my brain

your body clings to me
like seaweed
holds tight
as an anchor

hooked on a rock

after we are done
you gulp in the good air

while I swallow water

you open your eyes

so they can surface

I keep mine closed
so I can drown


John Grey is an Australian born poet, works as financial systems analyst. Recently published in Poem, Caveat Lector, Prism International and the horror anthology, “What Fears Become” with work upcoming in Big Muddy, Prism International and Pinyon.


Copyright © 2012 by John Grey


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