The Grief of the Sea
by Jennifer Edgecombe

Bryan Wynter's 'Landscape, Zennor'
by Jennifer Edgecombe

(from 'The Grief of the Sea')

The dark is the sea that has soaked through,

dripping into buckets already full -

night-time in the day;

the granite blackened, the fields dimmed,

the moon in each headlight.

With each stroke of the paddle,

you tried to keep time with the sea - 

the blue pulling you deeper

into the undertow. In the gallery,

my small body of water

rests in front of your canoe

your final form, unmoored.

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