Wild Animals

It’s not that I really have to battle any real wild animals. I live rurally. Pretty rural. Out in the wilds of Alaska. But they’re out there… I know they are. Oh wait….: I mean honestly… this is what I primarily see. Mostly wild. I say mostly because to be honest, if they hear my […]

Misery is a Mermaid

I’m all fucked in the head got love lines drawn pulled tight oh you cast your words like a net lots of tasty treats out here in the sea but I’m not the little minnow or a giant whale my hair is kelp and my feet are shells I’m just by-catch tangled and trapped pull […]

Gone Fishin’

I’m around… sort of. Summer in Alaska. Busy. I’ve been the last few days doing a type of subsistence fishing called set-net. It’s moderately labor intensive but worth it to teach others the “old ways”. So here are a few pics, should my view interest you. Mostly silver salmon, which is exactly what I wanted. […]

Tide Pools

Time slips through my veins like grains of sand My love beats as the the waves crash upon my heart’s shore Wispy clouds of thought travel across the atmosphere of my mind The seagulls cry out longing and I miss you Salty sea air fills my lungs and each breath sounds like your name I […]

Crying to the Deep

From the inky depths something calls deep crying out to deep Staring over the edge he feels the pull stretches his hand forth He sees his reflection beneath it, movement withdraws his hand in terror stumbles backwards His heel catches on a coil of rope down he tumbles, arms flailing He lifts his voice in […]

Oceana

She crawled from the waves on a moonlit night, abandoning her world of wet How many years she’d spent watching others live their lives from beneath the surface Close yet aloof, necessarily separate A young couple passing by holding hands, their life together just begun, giggles and sighs, long drawn out kisses, dreams spilling from […]

The Ocean’s Daughter

upon the beach below a sandy cliff reclines the body of a woman a temptress a sorceress she lays not lifeless but full of life vitality prowess skill a conjurer of potions and emotions unshakable feelings and thoughts all consuming passions in control but controllable her hair rests about her face and shoulders long and […]

Oceans

an ocean rages inside me pours out in sobs and wails crashes against my ribcage drowning my heart, my soul streams of liquid heartache flow down tears constantly falling I was whole when you were in me you walked effortlessly across my stormy peaks and troughs now I’m dry on the outside parchment skin and […]

Drowning

Floating upon the waves Tossed and rising, falling Rolling and surging I cry out for help Opening my mouth though I’m filled with salty brine Sputtering, the inky surface covers me There’s peace here beneath the swells Above, as I fought it Air versus water Struggling and kicking Panic flooding in Whimpers rippling out Yet […]