Compass Rose

take me along

the scalloped edge

of the sea’s selvage

dip these digits

near the frosted feet

of barnacled boulders

the edges of shoulders

that break these waters

and rip the tide

from my rounded shores


i curl the reeds as you point

and hush the murmuration

of the fragile fins of my seclusion

as i flame in a surge of waves

that leap the bow of disillusion

a pitch and roll conclusion

that leaves me swallowed

in your wake


© M.G. Iannucci 2019

Art by Diego Fernandez, “In Bloom”

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