"Out To Sea With Dill" ©2012 Sharon M Hayes

Another story never told
Of a handsome man, not young, not old
He took to sea with a sail of red
In search of dreams without a bed

Soon sunlight turned to clouds of dread
Winds that roar tore sail to shreds
Dill on his knees prays safe return
Instead awakes with sand-dune burns

Clouds give way to misty haze
And sounds of laughter, birds of prey
Dill lifts his head from deserted beach
And sees young Lady a-dance on feet

Black suit, braid hair, and lavender lips
She pours champagne as her welcome gift
They laugh till tears begin to form
Share words of kindness, bliss, and thorns

Dill swears to keep her safe from harm
And talks of how he’ll build a barn
A cabin with white stone for fire
A big brass bed for hearts desires

The sun shown bright that afternoon
Waves break to the sounds of 60’s tunes
Now bottle gone, black suit adrift
Lady swims beyond Dills skiff

Dill lay back to take a bake
Hears Lady scream and fears her fate
With breaststroke that could fetch a medal
He pushes on, meets with sea devil

A giant squid with suckers bold
Nearly swallowed Lady up in whole
Dill steadily on way back to shore
Spots Lady’s leg, and a bit more

As he clings to leg to stay afloat
He vows to cherish and boards his boat
Then suddenly a thud, then thump
Quickly turns to a massive bump

Dill hangs his head over bow to puke
And sees huge fish in a black swim suit
He grabs his pellet gun from its rack
And shoots the fish till on its back

Snatched the suit and ties to mast
Set to sail again at last
No wind, nor blow came round that day
But Lady’s spirit came to stay

She jumped aboard and said “Oh Dill,
I’ll need that leg to dance, I will”
Dill helped attach the leg and more
Then pushed the boat away from shore

Their laughter put the wind in sail
While music played on every scale
The moon came round and lit the way
They danced and laughed through New Years Day

"Out To Sea With Dill" ©2012 Sharon M Hayes

Sharon Geisen Hayes

St. Louis, MO, United States

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New Years Day 2012 Poem inspired by my Muse

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