On this cold February evening
I gaze out across the ocean
The horizon is empty
Only a single star shines in the sky
Casting shadows on my soul
Are there butterflies where you walk?
Are you watching the stars that glitter above the water
Like strings of sparkling diamonds?
Or just listening to the tide moaning
Softly on the shore?
Is the ocean calm?
On this lonely shore where we pledged our love
And wrote our promises in the sand
I’ll sit and wait for eternity
Until the water forgets to sparkle again.
Jordan Dean was born on June 12, 1984 on Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. He did his primary & secondary education in Alotau, PNG. He first studied for a Bachelor of Arts (Literature & Journalism) at the University of Papua New Guinea. He withdrew from the course in second year, 2004 and decided to take accounting and management. He currently works with the Papua New Guinea (Research), Science and Technology Secretariat in Port Moresby. He is the author of ‘Tattooed Face: A collection of Poems’ (2016) and ‘Follow the Rainbow: Selected Poems’ (2016).