Temptuous Tide


Temptuous Tide


I used to gather

where the bridge

crossed the bay



in the ebb

of the changing tide

I tried to capture

the moment

of the ebb's decay


She came to me

with soft words of call

Left messages saying


not sure about it at all


The sea follows

the ways we know not

Our separation 

was complete

as we left

our ancient past behind

to tread

upon this land

with our own 

two feet


Shake the dust

from your call

Dress the shadows

make the sun fall

Words of deliverance

wet the tongue's

parchment and thirst


The tide remains constant



with unrelenting pressure

It's married to the bay

in a never ending


of give and take


  • Author: swingline (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 11th, 2017 02:18
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 74


  • orchidee

    A fine write S.

    • swingline

      Thank you Orichidea for reading .

    • Michael Edwards

      Some really great lines in this little gem.

      • swingline

        Thank you Michael for reading .

      • Augustus

        This is sad but beautiful.

        • swingline

          Yes it is . Thank you Augustus for reading . I hope you are having a better day .

          • Augustus

            Actually I'm having a good day. Even fixed my own lunch. Muse however is on vacation.

          • swingline

            Not from what I read of your's today .

          • Heather T

            I like this. It's honest.

            • swingline

              Thank you Heather T for reading .

            • Goldfinch60

              Beautiful write,full of emotion.

              • swingline

                Thank you Goldfinch60 for your comment .

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