Monday, July 8, 2013

"Forgotten Island"

A rhythmic current
still veils
the once sensual sky
over this forgotten island
of departed myth,
home to
no dancers
and artless galleries.
Its seductive breeze
quietly lingers
behind the remnant vapor
of yesterday's storm,
revealing the secret
behind a traveled promise
that time dismissed
with submissive neglect,

Now the tireless swell
of a loyal undertow
remembers her shoreline
with somber allegiance,
and the memories of lost ships
and tropical drums
come and go
in a habitual drift
taking more of the day
than is left behind.