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A Starfish In Her Hair

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A Starfish In Her Hair

The tide rises within me soaked with failure's longing.
The sea siren's reach, out across the land to me.
The moon added its pull and speaks of not belonging.
I am drawn on astral screams to the deep dark sea.

small waves submerge
my pale ankles to my knees --
gulls cry

The weight of clothes so cumbersome impedes,
arching down, I let go, each bit of cloth from me.
Salt sea in, the salt sea out, my life concedes
choosing to leave, this go round, in the deep dark sea.

open eyes stare
into a silty brown brine --
bubbles rise

Sinking-down, passively, sadness abating 
Strands of silvered seaweed, chill, gently beckoning me
my limbs entwined in death's sweet embrace abiding
minnows greet me with a kiss, from the deep dark sea.

in her hair --
fog horn

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  1. Date: 1/31/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Debbie, congratulations with your poem in frank's "Something to forget " contest. enjoyed the ending...

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 7:12:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Deb - xxxRalph

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Hey, nice work.

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 1:26:00 PM
    My goodness Debbie, you are one phenomenal poetess. Congrats on your well deserved win!! Awesome write, I felt myself going under. Hugs for you, shar xoxoxox

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 12:31:00 PM
    :D I really liked this! I love the Ocean..

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 8:35:00 AM
    I LOVE this. Beautifully written, as always! I'm adding this one to my favourites. Congrats!

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 2:36:00 AM
    A powerful poem, Debbie. Love it! Congratulations on your win. Love, Su ("I am drawN on...)

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:54:00 PM
    awesome piece Debbie, congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:55:00 PM
    Love it, another excellent poem, congratulations on win.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:39:00 PM
    Excellent write Debbie, congrats on your super win xxxi

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Ahhhhhh---so this it's done-----love this Deb!!

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:43:00 PM
    Congrats ...Seren

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 5:40:00 PM
    How in the heck did I ever miss THIS one?...Astounding, cher!- Tim

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 5:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Gautami's contest Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/7/2012 8:18:00 PM
    yes, Debs, I did notice those were haiku in there. But somehow the flavor seemed free verse because of them.(haiku really are just short free verse poems, aren't they?) It's really interesting how you interspersed them between the rhymed stanzas. I actually did not really notice your rhymes. I was more engrossed by the awesome imagery.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 6:01:00 PM
    yes, this is how I WANTED to write my poem. But I ended up instead with my dream version!! Wish I knew how to do this way. Then I would write a lot more in free verse! congrats for your excellent poem's win.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your first place, Debbie. This is one of your most brilliant works...your creativity and imagery never stop amazing me. Have a Happy Easter and Passover. Thanks for placing my poem in your contest, " For The Love Of Language. Hugs, Andrew.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 7:33:00 AM
    So creative and beautiful...congrats on your big deep sea win......BG

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 2:24:00 AM
    Congratulations Debbie this is beautiful xx

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 1:35:00 AM
    I had a great feeling about this one on my first read, the interlacing of haiku/ made it flow so powerfully...I read this when you first wrote it and couldn't get the image of the girl with the starfish out of my mind...a clearly definitive winning write. Take a bow.....rose petals.....applause...simply sensational. Love, Gwendolen