“Another Dance” by L. K. Thayer


at some point the tantrum of the current will take you under,
with no mercy at it’s fingertips, at dawn or early dusk,
through murky waves of dark blue satin, under rocks and across wood adrift.
the current will capture and have it’s way with you
leave you powerless in it’s suffocating grip
a thief of the air you are gasping for

no one sails these waters
yet they yearn for a space to tie their knot
stingrays hover over bottom feeders
eager for a taste of the weary
the tides tease the sand
and sing it a lullaby

before the moon decides that it’s full
may I have another dance?

L. K. Thayer’s Foto Fetish

© 2010


  1. Lordy · October 11, 2010

    I love the way you dance under the moonlight with your words shimmering slapping over driftwood.

    • lkthayer · October 12, 2010

      Thank you Mitch for squeezing me & The Juice Bar, your comments are always heart felt! Lisa XX 🙂

  2. Tasneem R · October 11, 2010

    Looks like a scary moonlit night !
    Moon Woman – Which type of moon woman are you?

    • lkthayer · October 12, 2010

      Yes, a scary night shot with glowing leaves! Thanks for squeezing The Juice Bar! 🙂

  3. Angela Cohan · October 13, 2010

    Beautiful poem and gorgeous imagery

    • lkthayer · October 13, 2010

      Thank Angela, I will be reading it in class tomm!!

  4. Jean Pearlstein · October 13, 2010

    What a moving poem–it gave me goosebumps as I was reading it, an adventure to a unique watery place. Thank you for sharing it.

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