Atef Ayadi


An Eye, An Island, And One Survived Poem


The sunlight,
An unyielding blue sky,
The drowsiness of saltiness of the sea,
And
My skin, my lips, and guts in a bottle of water.

The wild darkness of the night,
The cold thorny hair pushing against my skin,
The Northern light, and
A fainted form of ice

Arouse me
And take my life.

Her eye is
Still and island
That catches both
Me and The sea.

Submitted: Sunday, June 17, 2007
Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011
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