Maylee Bossy

Rookie - 212 Points (17/02/95)

The Missing Element - Poem by Maylee Bossy

What would life be without the silence in the sun
flaring and wakening heat in your oiled skin
Or the moon pulling back the sheets
so that starfish can feel the kiss of your hands
for awhile

What would life be without cool waters
slipping over my tongue and all the words caught in my throat
never sliding their way into your seashell ears
That water that rubs your back and draws you in,
soothes your soul and then carries away your swimsuit

What would life be without the grasses
grabbing at our ankles and concealing
a world of small souls with small mouths

You are the wind that rolls the waves to my feet
the breeze that soothes my burns and my bites
the breath in my lungs when my mouth finds the surface

Bubbling skin and belly of salt
What would life be without you

Topic(s) of this poem: air

Comments about The Missing Element by Maylee Bossy

  • Kelly Kurt (3/18/2015 12:49:00 PM)

    Evocative and well written. You make us all long for such a person. Thank you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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