The Dead Sea

 

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Marie Zucker

She slips beyond the break
Shadows the movement of the wave
as it rises and cascades,
Searching below the surface,
Murky water congeals
against the beating of her black heart,
Weeds weave as blood drains
and sea salt loses its salinity,
where mermaids slumber
and crooked captains reap
where sea urchins sting
and sharks grate their teeth
She sinks beneath,
Lost on the tide of the Dead Sea.

JCALVERT 2016

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18 thoughts on “The Dead Sea

  1. My favorite lines:

    Weeds weave as blood drains
    and sea salt loses its salinity,

    Another one of my favorite poems by you Jennifer.

    Powerful gripping and your words always capture me and I feel the emotions in your work.

    Excellent writing Jennifer. I miss ya. I’m back! 🙂

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