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Give me a Breeze

by Katrina Thornley 2 months ago in social commentary
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Nautical Poem

We found balance

Among the waves

Crashing against shore,

Tearing the banks,

Creating holes and divots,

Revealing buried treasures

That we eagerly scooped,

Watching salt water

Run through our fingers

To join retreating forces

As we claimed gems

For ourselves,

Mementos to sit on shelves

As gifts to old Gods

We knew as children

But forgot in later years.

Ocean breeze

Purified lungs

As we rubbed polished rocks

Between fingers

Imagining the life

Lived below the surface,

Dreaming of mermaids

And sea monsters

We forgot the bills

The 9-5

Awaiting when the fireworks ended.

We awaited the exit,

Refusing to believe

Another day was coming to an end,

And still the smell of salt air

Returns youthful minds

To a place in the sun

Where each wave

Carries diamonds and adventure,

A glimpse into a world

We wish we knew.

Katrina Thornley is a nature poet and novelist that resides in Rhode Island. She has two poetry collections currently published, a novel, as well as a short story anthology. Her poetry collections "Arcadians: Lullaby in Nature" and "Arcadians: Wooden Mystics" were inspired by a local park and life in her small rural town. You can find them on Amazon now!

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Katrina Thornley

Katrina Thornley is a Rhode Island based author and poet. You can find Arcadians: Lullaby in Nature and Arcadians: Wooden Mystics on Amazon now. Her debut novel Kings of Millburrow is now available!

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