the groynes (poem)

the groynes

come down to the sea

they say

do you not hear them

calling you?

hear them whispering

beside you

in the sea breeze?

beyond the reclaimed

groynes they call

to join them

 and once you are

trapped in the

undertow unable

to breathe

that is when they

have you

their mottled green

hands holding

you under what

do they say?

welcome to the deeps

sea-daughter

become one of us and

live forever in these

sea-green depths but

you struggle

break free rising

to the surface

before running out

of breath

you have escaped

this time

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 95

This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #119.

Is anyone else having problems with the Block Editor? They seem to have changed it again. This is my eighth attempt to write this post. The preformated block I’ve been using lately for my poetry seems to have been changed and doesn’t seem to work the same as it did. I’m getting sick of this…

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©️2021 Joanne Fisher

8 thoughts on “the groynes (poem)

  1. This reminds me of days spent swimming in the sea trying not to get too close to the groynes. I still have a scar on my leg from a close encounter as a kid!

    I’m not sure about the editor. I’ve been using the ‘Classic’ block as it lets me write posts the way I did before the updated editor came out. Handy as I didn’t like the new editor at all!

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