Sea of Dreams

by RC deWinter

i live for night
impatient for its swallowing
the unlovely glare of day
that endless maze of corners
round which nothing waits
but contours of routine

the shuttering of eyes
(my escape clause
from the pitiless directives
of the day)
and then
the slide
into the sea of dreams

where guiltless
blameless
weightless
i
a fluid feral nymph
float
not alone

i take the sand from
its dark depths
and sculpt a god
(i have a need sometimes
for someone to adore)
to play poseidon
fabled for his excursions
into lust

and once constructed
our bright water dance begins
until at last
no longer sand
but skin on skin
i surrender
to the master i have made

silky caresses sliding into
rough passionate embrace
the rich hot mingling of tongues
twining of limbs inseparable

these dreams of mine!
from which i never want to wake

 

Artist: David Stenbeck

RC deWinter’s poetry is anthologized in Uno: A Poetry Anthology (Verian Thomas, 2002), New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2017), Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon (Brick Street Poetry, April 2019), Havik (Las Positas College, May 2019), Castabout Literature (Dantoin/Hilgart, June 2019) The Flickering Light (Scars Publications, June 2019), Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, August 2019), in print in 2River View, Down in the Dirt, Genre Urban Arts, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, Pilcrow & Dagger, Pink Panther Magazine,, Scarlet Leaf Review, The New York Times and in numerous online literary journals.