Besieging me with her exquisiteness was the sea.
Palm trees rustle, rejoicing in a seamless tune.
Anegada sends echoes from an aging graveyard
of polished conch shells gleaming rosy pink.
Caribbean an indigo blue, crafting elusive ripples
in unison as gliding pink flamingos shriek gently.
Raspy clicks of the green heron in harmonic sync
supplies jazzy brass while mermaid children play.
Humming along with skillfully tapping shells,
their castanets enriching rhythmic vibrations.
Notes drift ethereally in salty air to island paramours.
In secret coves, they seek that union, which is forbidden.
Abruptly the melody is repeated then slowly fades.
A palette of scarlet, cerise, yellow, and carrot colors
spread their luster through the infinite horizon.
Disappearing is a drowsy sun as feet halt their cavorting,
oblivious to the enchantment mother nature conducted.
Joni's blog is Rum and Robots, where she has published poetry, photography, and short stories. Take a look at Joni's work in Spillwords Press NYC, Vita Brevis Press, The Finest Example, The Tiny Seed Literary Journal, I Write Her - The Short of it, and MasticadoresUSA. Joni's work was included in the following anthologies: The Sound of Brilliance (The Short of It Publishing, Volume 1 2020), Inner Eye (Poets Choice, 2021), and It's Not Easy (Poets Choice 2021). Her blog is an effort to give back - she is a surviving Adult Child of Alcoholics. Joni is a retired nurse and paralegal.