Zdzislaw Beksinski – 1978
Today’s poem from Come Fly with Death is called ‘Ocean Eyes.’ While it was initially inspired by Zdzislaw Beksinski’s painting seen in the image above, this poem is really about my wife, Brenda. It is a quick, simple little poem that I think displays some variety in the book (not every poem included is quite as horrific as yesterday’s ‘One in Hell‘ but many are) and it is actually one of my personal favorites, possibly due to its sheer simplicity. I hope you enjoy.
Beneath the crescent moon
I’ll know your scent,
buried in the breeze that sweeps your hair.
I’ll taste you on the shore,
salted skin sweet with sweat,
flesh made orange upon the grit.
I’ll swim inside your ocean eyes,
pulled so hard within your tides,
and drown inside your depths.
Come Fly with Death: Poems Inspired by the Artwork of Zdzislaw Beksinski releases on Sunday, October 12. Pre-order the ebook here on Amazon for $0.99 or the trade-paperback (List Price: $5.99) on Amazon or the Createspace Storefront. Or wait a week or two and support your local bookstore by ordering directly from them (recommended!).
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WIP Disclaimer: Ahem, the following poem is a Work In Progress. It is simple and unedited, just like me. It is likely to change before it ever, if it ever, sees (real) publication. There.
As the title of this post suggests, this one is for my wife, Brenda, but you are all welcome to read it too, I suppose. Honestly, I can't really stop you (since, ya know, it's now on display for the eleventy or so billion people on this here internet). Enjoy!
I Love her deeply but she doubts me,
If she could see into my heart,
she would never do so again.
If I could just show her my love
like a physical thing,
like an ocean swelling, raging,
full of emotion and madness;
If she could slip her face beyond its surface
to gain but a glimpse
of the unending depths,
she would forever trust me
having witnessed the extent
of all she means to me,
and sleep soundly at night,
knowing beyond doubt,
that she is my everything.
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