The Mariners Tale

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“Land Ahoy!”

his First Mate
not more than two feet away,
still doesn’t see her coming

after the full force
hits the stern with a swift kick
aimed right up the Jacksie!

“Bring her about hard & fast
& shut your bloody mouth boy!”

she giggles

it’s an entertaining Port
full of surprises, guffaws
& sudden gusts of wind;
her Devil’s Tongue
quick as lightning
her Siren Song
slipping in & under

he lays it on thick

he would feed me grapes
if it weren’t for the Oyster’s
Swordfish, Tuna, Salmon – Lumpfish
a good bottle of Veuve
serving up a concoction
of frivolity with a sharp spank
on the arse for good measure

no sea legs required here

our naked flamboyance
barely creates a ripple
our island paradise
looking out over the sea
from a safe distance –
your bridge

I can see the stars up there
& planets
my world seems bigger
brighter
I stare transfixed into space
but I am not lost
I feel strangely nestled

Green Tree Frogs
& the hope of a Vine snake or two
keep my curiosity peaked

Michael rows
his boat ashore

I am not unlike an island

© Copyright 2013, Jodine Derena Butler.  All Rights Reserved

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11 thoughts on “The Mariners Tale

  1. OMG how do you do it, your use of words, subtle yet imposing, full of meaning, suggestive, alluring, sensual, Jodine this is such a special work and obviously from the heart, I am so glad you found the words and meaning, I know you enjoyed this…………..Mx

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    • Just writing through my feelings and images. It takes time to get to know someone and get a sense of who they really are. Some people we think we know but they turn out to be Charletan’s. Other’s are precious gems. Jx

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