Poetic Bends

Broken, We May Be

Come hell or high water, here, I know I’ll find you. Beside the rushing sea with your heart 575e8c404eaeea14cbc9b3482bffbd78strings commanding the rip tide. You’re coming through the long forgotten waves. An image of pallor and sadness silhouetted against the current. A darkness pressed between the raging blue and white. The waves crash around you threatening to break and bend. In an instant you could be swallowed whole, never to be heard from again. But like the waves you’re strong and fierce. I can see you just as you see me. Always falling back together, though broken, we may be.

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8 thoughts on “Broken, We May Be

  1. You don’t need a bright light that pierces through darkness to be a strong, towering lighthouse. Even if your light is turned off and the waves are crashing violently on the shore, he will make his way to you. This really was a beautiful paragraph. (Also, that’s one of my favorite quotes from Hemingway. It’s amazing. There’s just something about his writing.)

      1. My favorite quote by him is probably “all I wanted to do now was get back to Africa. We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.” But that’s a close second. 🙂

        And I HATE Hemingway as a person. He was an awful person. But his writing, it’s so simple and concise but each word conveys so much meaning. I don’t know how he does it.

      2. Exactly. Sometimes you just have to look past the asshole. I’ve read some real crap about him but I don’t let it get me down. All of that shittiness brought up so much greatness. 😀

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