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Ruby the wife of Kevin Holland passed

away while he was at sea on the fishing
boat he had named after her. Kevin was
devastated by her death, he painted the
hour glass she had given him as a gift.
 
Kevin went for an early evening walk
on the beach and could see two figures
emerge from the sea, they walked  across
to two deck chairs left a shell on each one
then vanished. Kevin put the shells in turn
against his ear, he could the voice of ruby
and another woman, this made him drowsy
-he slept in one of the chairs, one of the figures
returned to whisper in Kevin's ear, a mermaid
had given Ruby eternal life and when he returned
to sea he heard them both chanting his name like
an incantation.
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Hi Barry,   This is very different from your usual.  It simply tells a story.    I couldn't help look for some of your unique images that make your work special.  L11 I think you need the word verb "heard"  or maybe substitute a different verb, you are so good at synesthesia. (I guess that is what I miss, your canny ability to surprise us.)  A poignant story very clearly told.

~~Tink

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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