When the Wind is Fierce and Thick

When the wind is fierce and thick
and you can cut it with your knife.
you can take a small sliver
and put it in your mouth and taste it.
You can taste the power, and the passion.
You can taste the frigid arctic air,
a tropical breeze, you lover’s neck.
you can taste it all, in a small sliver
of the fiercest, most powerful wind.

When the ocean is fierce and rough
and you can cut it with your knife.
You can take a small sliver
and put it in your mouth and taste it.
You can taste the might and the fear.
You can taste the salty tears,
you can taste the rigid strength, your lover’s lips.
You can taste it all, in a small
sliver of the fiercest, most rough ocean.

When you can taste the wind and the ocean,
and you can let if flow over you, and sweep you away,
that is love.

———-

written many years ago, and unearthed recently.

 

n. carolina

n. carolina

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4 responses to “When the Wind is Fierce and Thick

  1. I spent summers at the Jersey shore and Chesapeake Bay. This poem took me there. I can smell the salt water and picture the fierceness of the ocean spray in my mind’s eye. Well crafted!

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