The Escape – Fiction

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I PLunged into clear;  whilst murky
slept beneath avoiding
air bubbled skin
bring boats;  navigate the coast
in search of me;  my thoughts
you won’t recover
yet I fear not
breath in my lungs
will expire soon, my last
farewell to life and loves
that I have known

yet there is peace floating
bathed;  nudged in silence like your hand
in darkness across a wavy bed
for our fingers never held in love
Strike would find its way ~ as waves
CraSH towards the shore in search
of rest;  the current pulled them back
as I with you returned for
insults;  punishment

with one last look water veiled
plastic upon my skin; arms braced
I still shield myself from you
let the water gently fill my eyes
as I fear not
I shall escape into the darkness
into the sea of graves as others
have before me, indeed a privilege
of the life you found unworthy

and as I rest upon the sand
shards of light flirting with my skin
fish that pick my bones
there is freedom
no fight ~ no breath ~ no hate ~
I fear not
the TORment of you will disappear
the abyss will have swallowed me
and left you ~ a hatred memory

©JMTacken2013

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30 thoughts on “The Escape – Fiction

    • Yee Haa The 1st of 15 likes to actually speak! 😀 Thank you sweet (I actually like this, I worked on it for a couple of days) though the professional poets may think not lol, so I appreciate you saying something. xx

  1. wow. lots of strong emotion in this one..what a relief is death in those circumstances…even to be picked apart by the fishes is better…and that is quite the statement…let the dark out when it needs to…i go there…smiles.

  2. whoa….. “I shall escape into the darkness
    into the sea of graves as others
    have before me, indeed a privilege
    of the life you found unworthy”

    That’s pretty deep Rambly….. very well phrased, though. Just deep.

    • Hello John and welcome. Thank you for taking the time to visit, read and comment. Always appreciated. Yes I did find myself going deeper as I went on, I hope you enjoyed its ‘depth’. I shall be visiting you soon. 🙂

  3. Jenny, this is so evocative, reminding me of a famous short story by a famous American writer and can I remember who? No. I’ve seen this eerie image before but the story you make of it is the best I’ve read.

  4. Rambly?, i’m so sorry, i didn’t realize this was YOU!

    and in this poem, you have written something very special, the breaks, the word combinations, the unapologetic naked emotion, yeah, you caught my attention and never let it go.

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