Salt,II

I am the restless ocean, you a tempest storm
churning our waters into whirlpools of passion
we plunge into murky depths of desire
where we linger and willingly surrender
to that which the fates have conspired.

The ocean, the storm, water with no form,
tasting salty sweat on glistening skin
we swirl into a luscious spin
spellbound in this maelstrom of each other.

Amid surging swells, now immersed
in this passionate play so well rehearsed.

In the aftermath of our amorous reign
all that remains is the dull ache of pain
and the memory of something forever lost.

For what is love, if not a permanent drowning
a dousing of the blue flame of being alone?

As we rise from the turbulent waters,
Me, a pillar of crumbling white salt
You, a crushing stone shattering
my soul into sparkling dust
as we merge together into one.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics Let’s Get Elemental!

Author’s Note: This is a revision of an older poem.

34 Comments on “Salt,II

  1. So much movement in this poem, Linda, and so vividly drawn, particularly in the lines:
    ‘we swirl into a luscious spin
    spellbound in this maelstrom of each other’
    and
    ‘…we rise from the turbulent waters,
    Me, a pillar of crumbling white salt
    You, a crushing stone shattering
    my soul into sparkling dust
    as we merge together into one’.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. “For what is love, if not a permanent drowning
    a dousing of the blue flame of being alone?”
    A magical distillation here, Linda. I love the lushness of your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. There is so much to comment on here, starting with the ocean, transferring to the sea inside our carbon unit, to the biblical and historical references to salt as currency, to passion and love as a bitten lip tasting of iron and lust.

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  4. A passionate and amorous write, wow! This is my favorite part Linda:

    For what is love, if not a permanent drowning
    a dousing of the blue flame of being alone?

    Liked by 1 person

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