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The Drowning Merman

Author: jezracrow
ASL Info:    90+/F/Witness Relocation
Elite Ratio:    6.52 - 10 /6 /4
Words: 125
Class/Type: Poetry /Misc
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The Drowning Merman

I remember Mexico without you,
a rain-scented suitcase of cotton lies
tossed overboard in deep waters,
your watch and handgun later traded
for a bag of red mangoes and fresh sandals
on shady back roads behind Tapa's Bar
near that lonely beach in Costa Maya.

I became a summer stray, roaming the island
with wild dogs and curious children, an oddity
spotted by waving fishermen on teal mornings
before the next boat sailing to Guardalavaca
finally came. I remember Cuba without you,
a new sundress with cash from your wallet
before I kissed the oiled black leather
and threw that last piece of you away.

Adios, amor, gracias por la nueva ropa y el paseo libre...
lastima que no sabía nadar.

Submitted on 2009-08-28 14:22:45     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  this makes me ache so much. the images you conjure, so bittersweet - yet, by not tasting those memories, how can life ever be complete?

beautiful, beautiful piece.
| Posted on 2009-09-04 00:00:00 | by meoww | [ Reply to This ]
  Oh, apart from being impertinent (below), I want to tell you that I like your free verse a lot, a lot. I just go by how it sounds, not by what it means; and this verse sounds so good, I think you must be good at it.
| Posted on 2009-08-30 00:00:00 | by Glen Bowman | [ Reply to This ]
  I theenk you needing a new woman, my friend?
| Posted on 2009-08-30 00:00:00 | by Glen Bowman | [ Reply to This ]

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