Sea of Possibility

English: The Aurora Borealis or northern light...

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Wrap me in a padded cell
so I may kick
& flail
eke out my existence
purge my maelstrom,
those configured fires
left to smoulder
in relative calm

bound by containment
I strain every sinew
to breaking point
every muscle to burn
my cognisance; fragmented
Freudian slips
of recognition
rubbed raw

I will break free.
stretch the threads
of my fabric,
my very being
so that I may ignite
the Phoenix
to take on life
& soar

my thoughts are like charred embers;
reminiscent remains
of a Godless era,
mountains of mole hills
set in the West
cast shadows
my gauntlet
rearing its ugly head

what will become of her?
my desolation, left
to wander this Papa
where great lakes
threaten to burst
their asides
remind us
we are at Her mercy

but to fail is not an option.
deliverance stands
turning on my heel
to where the sunrise
promises more
than just to warm
my bones
hope, skipping pebbles

perhaps to sail?
riding the salt & pepper coast
my salvation avoiding
complex low pressure systems
preferring to watch the Seagulls
negotiate on my behalf
squalls rolling
in my wake

Mollymawks
crash land burly trails
full of anticipation
my Mull
living on a prayer
an easy meal
but not without compromise
black, white & grey

pre-determined destinations
finding solace
at the end of the Earth
Aurora Borealis
leading me
not into temptation
Crow always on the lookout
searching the Sea

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sandal-less feet
pale skin tinged Olive
Doves on a distant spire
cooing a lull
my cradle rocks
a fishing line
tied to my big toe
where everything is as it should be

© Copyright 2012, Jodine Derena Butler.  All Rights Reserved

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10 thoughts on “Sea of Possibility

  1. Your comment about Mollymawks brings back my memories of the Albatross, describing the most amazing soaring and gliding alongside my ship while transiting the Southern Ocen from New Zealand to Cape Horn and beyond. They used to glide alongside the bridge and literally look at me with an expression “if you liked that one watch this…………..” The tragedy is that so many have been drowned by the longliners – a magnificent bird condemned to a foul death. Sorry to end on a sad note – but the survivors are the most magnificent flyers in our world

    Mx

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    • They are incredible birds! I first met them off the coast of Stewart (Rakiura) Island a couple of Summers ago. Beautiful and magnificent to watch. Jx

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    • Hey! I haven’t stopped writing. I could never completely stop. I just have bursts of inspiration and times of reflection. Mollymawks are beautiful big birds Jess. I love watching them. Jx

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