Joy Davis

Rookie (July 31/1989 / Canada)

Drowned - Poem by Joy Davis

A sea of empty voices
whispering, beating against
the door of my heart
creating turmoil
in the depths of my black soul
listening to the strange words
my mind freezes
what was that? say it again?
my mouth opens and i scream
i hear nothing but silence
as my heart thumps wildly
a red rose is in your hand
and a black mask in the other
your eyes dark and angry
with quiet fury you rip and tear
the beautiful rose
you put the mask on
and turn your back to me
the wind wails
and the salt in my tears
mixes with that of the ocean's
as i stop swimming
i let the waves rise above my head
enveloping me in a cold blanket
i look death in the eye
and close my eyes.
then i sink.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 9, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 14, 2010

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