Swells Do Roll and Crest

Swells do roll and crest

Ever higher and deeper

In violent rage

Poseidon shows no mercy

In the face of man’s folly

 

He takes what is his

Via trident and tempest

As done for eons

Seafarers have felt his wrath

With their last breath and their souls

 

Neither steel nor wood

Doth offer them asylum

This is not his way

As he strangles his victims

To fill his watery grave

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Cold Salt Spray Rains Down

Cold salt spray rains down
Winds like daggers frost the soul
Of hearty sailors
Death may lie on the next swell
On their way to calm waters
Such is their lover
Both cruel and kind on a whim
With no emotion
She is as she’s always been
Nature’s passionate abyss

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~