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Tidal Wave

written by: L.M.Giannone



Large waves crashing over me
Pounding on the shore
Drag me in their undertow
Deafened by their roar
Swimming in your ocean
Intoxicated by your presence
Spelunking through your caverns
Drowning in your essence
Quickly losing buoyancy
Sinking out of view
Water occupies my lungs
Weighted down by the anchor of you
Coastal winds picking up
I swim against the current
Caught up in your riptide
My attraction grows fervent
Drifting farther out to sea
Away from safety’s reach
Wishing for a life line
Or a rescue boat back to beach
It’s futile to fight a tidal wave
Its size is too immense
Overwhelmed by your profound effect
My feelings are so intense
If we cannot be together
Then release the ties that bind
And leave me lying on the shore
For another beachcomber to find



L. M. Giannone is a writer and poet living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Southern Connecticut, Lisa transplanted herself in California to escape the harsh winters and summers of New England.
She is the author of No Vacancy, a collection of humorous personal essays, and A Touch of Noir, a collection of short stories written in noir style. She has two books in the works for 2017 publication.

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