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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A Dripping Wet Canvas In Fumes

The sun, in shining light,
Above land of shattered plight,
Of railways and broken trees,
Seethes and churns,
Corrodes the earth,

The emerald fields,
Fade away to dust,
The oceans tides rise,
And edge into the land,
Under the light of the full moon,

Open highways,
Gravel and asphalt,
Consume,
From west to east,
Smoke and smoulder,
Hazed and misted over,
South to north,
Ice caps and a melting pot,
Bubbling and simmering fuse,

The highway to hell,
Traveling,
With faux and fur,
Plastic and wilting,
Stained and perfumed,
The world, a new cartoon,
Lava and molten rock,
A dripping wet canvas in fumes.

5 Day Photo/Story Challenge, Day 3

I have been challenged by the wonderful Rich at Waffle Me This, to the 5 day photo story challenge.

Today is day three. I’m really enjoying this challenge.
Thanks Rich. I appreciate the nomination.

I was so busy Christmas present shopping today, so it’s a short poem.

Challenge Guidelines:

Post a picture each day for five consecutive days. Attach a story to your image.

*can be fiction / non-fiction
*poem / short paragraph
*each day nominates another blogger

The Hidden Flower

J Calvert image

A Hidden Flower from my backyard

 Between vines, hidden behind, olive tones and leaves of golden notes, thorns and twigs, a beautiful red wildflower blooms.

Today I nominate Eric at My Sword and Shield. With his beautiful words, I’m certain, he’ll be amazing at this challenge!