The Parting Waves

from by Steven C. Davis



We stood upon the beach
While the waves battered the shore,
Sandcastles all alone
And shaken to the core.
With pebbles underneath
And the wind in our hair,
Splashed by the parting waves
And stung by the salty air.

We faced the parting tide
And slipped along the shore,
Eroded by the waves
And battered to the raw.
With our feet in the foam
And our hands in the skies,
Never wanting to leave
And tears in our eyes.

‘I don’t want you to go’
Were her last words to me,
Amidst the parting waves
Of the distant sea.
‘I don’t want to but I must,
If I could take you with me’,
But I must walk away
And not let you see.

Battered by the parting waves
Head bowed and alone,
In the wake of the surf
And drenched in the foam.
I hold the pebbles still
And the memories,
Though they cut my hand raw,
Are the sweetest of follies.


from Sorrow Works: A Collection, released August 3, 2014



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Steven C. Davis

Steven C. Davis is the author of Cornix Sinistra and Armageddon Angel, a pair of apocalyptic science fiction novels set in a series of alternate Readings.
He is the co-author of The Heart's Cog Imperative, a dark and twisted Steampunk adventure tale.

He is also a poet and the presenter of the GASP radio show.
He lives in Berkshire and makes a damn fine chocolate cake
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