A constantly evolving collection of poems by Gena S. Schwam
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Our bodies melt together Slick and seamless Fish in water Seaglass Blues and clear, crystal greens Gray beaches Corals on the shore Lights in the sky I am yours completely The violent mossy tide Strings us along Like kelp.
My soul is sea green Frosted stars in a Cold winter but With you here The cold fades into black.
You are everything I know And everything I want to know Tidal flats teeming with life Pools of blood, ripe The night lit up like Cigarettes and wine A backdrop for our symphony An echo of our emotion Melodic blending Rhythmic flow, We carry on and on.
I was alone on the inside Until you opened me whole. Now I'm flooded, overloaded A cityscape at night Lit up from within Dusty seashore that Carries me home, I am yours.
I breathe your salt and Drink your liquid skin. I am windblown and heartstruck. Love washes over me with the Harmony and flow of time Passages of verse Chords and disjointed phrases Ambient light and mood.
You are a bright source of light. You nurture me like the sea, Bringing me back to myself In waves. I would strive always to do The same for you, Give back to you a hundredfold Rock you gently with the moon's Ancient phases Breathe life into you Love you until the end of time, Your skin, mine, your eyes mine, As we watch the present moment Unfold into days and years like An ocean, bending only With the flash of Dawn on a new horizon.
I am an artist and poet born and raised in Queens, NY, currently living and working in the Seattle area. By day I am an Office Manager at a tech company, but my real life is filled with colorful, creative dreams (and nightmares). Some of these leak out into my early-morning insomnia-fueled poems, and others into my pen and ink drawings.