“Memories ~ Set Adrift,” #Shadorma

This week’s poetry challenge was a photo prompt that I assumed would give us all much food for thought.

Never mind all the song references we couldn’t get rid of (Jim Croce: Time in a Bottle) (Sting: Message in a Bottle), etc.

Then, there was the obvious… a bottle on the beach means trash washed up from the ocean. One man’s trash, another man’s treasure!

I must admit… I didn’t think that photo through, or maybe I over thought it!

For me, the bottle in the sand spoke of forbidden love. Empathically, I felt there was a couple somewhere who communicated through clandestine meetings – writing love letters in their blood, left inside the bottle for their partner to find. I sensed one left the other…

Image by Efes Kitap from Pixabay

Memories ~ Set Adrift

memories
of illicit love
penned in blood
marking time
set adrift on azure seas
please come back to me

© 2019 Colleen M. Chesebro

52 thoughts on ““Memories ~ Set Adrift,” #Shadorma”

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  2. A dark reading–there’s a whole book there of course.
    It’s so interesting the associations we make. Music is a big one, as you pointed out. I’m still working on it. (K)

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