Red-lettered Visions

Photo by Kevin "KJ" Halliday.

Bathe Me

in red-lettered caress

Wash this

dream of verity away

Submerge me

in the passage of time

Drown me

in the swirl of life

I am Sinking

in achromatic haze.

* This piece was inspired by the above photograph – this week’s photo prompt over at One Stop Poetry  for another wonderful One Shoot Sunday. The photographer is KJ Halliday, an Australian photographer with some great insights and fantastic shots. If you’re interested in the man, or in taking up the photo challenge, check out my interview with him today.

Asphyxiation

Asphyxiated blue—

Skin kisses the sun;

Waves smash and batter—

Ivory bursts

Enshroud and consume,

Tossing and toiling

Beneath the bubbling illuminations.

Helpless twisting

Gives to selfless thrashing;

Scorched sand rakes

Flesh ensnared, catches,

Body splayed in the midday sun,

Frigid, sopping—midst fire, twinkling.

Salty stagnance withdraws,

Raging, it heaved rejection,

And the torrent onward roared.