#OctPoWriMo – Day 18 – The Tides



Does the ocean cling
to the shore,
or is that bird mysteriously
appearing over our
horizon just a
reminder of our odyssey,
and what I’m really asking
is do you need me like
I need you,
like I need water,
like that mother bird
needs her baby,
to live, to live?

Our bodies are terrestrial
and I explore the stars
on your back every time
you walk away from me;
You’re the tides,
did you know that?

The ever changing moon rise,
you always know its times,
and are we
so alien still
that I can consider this
a voyage?

Our life,
an adventure,
a discovery
washing up on a mysterious

Tell me, before you drift away
again. Tell me why you
love me once more.


© Jennifer Patino (2017)

* Note: I don’t typically write a lot of love poetry, usually just gifts for my husband, but this is where my pen went today. Maybe my brain and heart needed a reprieve from all the tough stuff writing lately.

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