Prognathism: mandiblular: his chin juts out –
Beachy Head (he
thinks) or barracuda;
juts out defiant neath tight upper lip.
He hates this. He hates his tiny tiny little mouth,
wishes God had given more thought to his creation.
He has weighed up the odds,
the odds the risks of complications;
surgery – nervous (as he is of it),
he will sit it out, indefinite.
Despite his sore self-seen affliction –
he has it all (he thinks) –
he has the sea and she and Lucky Lady.
She? He has this notion she is leaving.
Is she leaving him?
He feels her withdraw,
a moody ebbing ocean leaving,
leaving in its wake a lonely barren shore.
She: distressed, stress manifests cutaneous,
her silvery scales remind her of the fish;
that fish (bass she thinks) that flapped and flailed,
hooked as it was to certain death,
its tiny tiny little mouth gasping gaping drowning.
It simmered on the galley stove,
simmered in its briny waters.
He herbed and lemoned it,
seasoned it, hot alive with peppercorn.
He savoured it, the smell of it.
Succulent, it melted in her mouth just as his kisses did.
His kisses did, and then it came, came horizontal,
(as she had always lain before him (always always wanting him)),
came horizontal rolling fogging up her mind;
lost in it she found herself almost invisible.
Distracted then (by it) she slowly drifted into it;
no, it took her hooked her reeled her in (flapping, flailing).
He is losing her;
lost she is to some lonely barren shore,
where darkness offers itself the infinite,
ebbing as she is, towards it,
gasping gaping slowly drowning.
Happy New Year to all and many thanks Magaly for first hosting on Poets and Storytellers United new site – the start of many new adventures for me.
I haven’t posted for nigh on a year, initially through writers block then I guess I just got out of the habit of testing and using my imagination.
So upon your lead, I will start this New Year afresh too, although not quite… As, as I really haven’t got my poetry mojo back yet, I have pulled an old post from 2014 to share and will endeavour to respond with new stuff on further prompts.
Looking forward to writing again!
Image: courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsAuthor: Gillfoto