the wide formica sea

the wide formica sea between us; between us cast-a-aways

only sound clinking of spoon against coffee cup

your head is down; heavy with thought and supposition

I watch the glassy sea ripple, flashing kinematoscopic images of our life together

the finale as it always is:

I cross the wide formica sea; ship boards creaking, sails flapping

your cup is empty, your port deserted 

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10 thoughts on “the wide formica sea

  1. Bastet January 30, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    Nice … like the metaphor table/sea!

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    • phylor February 4, 2015 / 2:05 pm

      Glad you like the metaphor. I’ve been thinking of the sea a lot lately, and I thought of two harbours offering shelter.

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      • Bastet February 5, 2015 / 2:15 am

        I love the sea … and it’d be interesting to see your two sheltering harbours!

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        • phylor February 5, 2015 / 2:49 pm

          Once, they people across the formica sea were the sheltering harbors for each other.

          In my Maritime view of things — coves with fishing villages, boats drawn up on the sand, houses with market gardens and flowers like glads growing in the yard. A romantic vision of a very hard way of life. A vanished way of life except in parts of Newfoundland still.

          If you like the sea, listen to music by Stan Rogers. He is a good musician and his lyrics tell wonderful stories. He died when a plane caught fire. Died too young.

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          • Bastet February 6, 2015 / 12:57 am

            Thanks Phylor … it sounds like an interesting concept … and yest very romantic … I’ve written down Stan Rogers’ name and will YouTube him asap … thanks so much for this great comment!

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            • phylor February 6, 2015 / 3:20 am

              I especially like his “the Mary Ellen Carter” — it’s an anthem to hope from loss. Last time I looked, a while ago, there is a website for him run by his wife, musician brother, and friends.

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              • phylor February 6, 2015 / 4:52 am

                I posted about Stan Rogers, and the Mary Ellen Carter. Thanks for the comment that made me do this.

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              • Bastet February 6, 2015 / 6:16 am

                Thanks … again … I’ve taken note!

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  2. summerstommy2 January 29, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    It took me a while to realise you are sitting across a table…..I like that illusion you created. Well done.

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    • phylor January 30, 2015 / 10:05 am

      The space between two people can be as wide as the ocean, or the formica sea.

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