Where once your waters flowed freely,
With smiles that quickened my pulse,
A solemn face resides.
Anticipating tides that wait
For sea-faiths to falter then die,
Poised upon a time.
Where once your bed lay smooth as silk,
Inviting dreams, passionate waves,
No silky dreams remain.
Where once I swam beneath your depths,
In watery embrace did fade;
You would have none of me.
Where coral reefs meet sea salt dreams,
You take note of emerald eyes?
Inquiring of me?
Where dolphins swim in scattered light,
And swollen lips pursed the tide;
Should you ask if I cry?
Salty memories find rhythm
And sway, watery sighs caress,
Knots already cut, tied;
As your depths lie barren and dry,
Never-ending sorrow suggests
Sea water in my eyes.