Kelly Vinal

Rookie (1967- / Homestead, Florida)

Mariner’s Widow - Poem by Kelly Vinal

And the ocean is breathed -
One bereft - a wave, followed
By another, followed -
Men, lost, this mortal firmament,
Snapped by ropes of billowed sails -
Oil, relic, flesh and bible,
Swallowed whole in tumult
- Jonah, Noah -
Gales blow, one infidelity rips away
Laterally, followed
By another, followed -
Until the bones
A torn photograph floats with wood
In the rippling dawn

And she sits upon volcanic stone,
Where her children hid and sought -
Awaiting their return


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 28, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 17, 2010


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