The dying oceans of her voiceless eyes

Every look comes to a standstill in time

She’s searching for some words adrift at sea

Searching for some words that bring her peace

Adrift at sea.


Proteus’ spell cast by her voiceless smile

Choirs of mermaids contemplate suicide

She’s diving for the words in liquid dreams

Diving for the words for as long she can’t breathe

In liquid dreams.


A broken oar steers her voiceless life

A slow, watery drowning, oxygen dying

She journeys for the words that will redeem

Voyaging for words, she sails on belief

She can be redeemed.


Adrift at sea

In liquid dreams

Words will redeem her

If she can catch them and release.


All Rights Reserved © April 2017 John J Vinacci

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