Cast Off

Cast off
Like a ship from its mooring,
Untie my chains and push me away
No champagne toast to send me off
Into rough seas;
I am overtaken
Wave after wave of salty ocean tears,
I slowly sink
Deeper and deeper
Into the murky dark depths;
Settle into my waterfront grave
My treasures waiting to be discovered,
Cast Away
Crawling, clawing
I come sickened to your shores
Looking for shelter from the wet and the cold,
Looking for salvation
Only to have my SOS
…washed away…
by the same ocean of salty tears
that sunk me.

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About Suzanne Parlee

I have been writing poetry since I was a little girl. Now an adult I find such comfort in words, in books, and the written word in general. I am from New Brunswick, Canada, a province surrounded by The Bay Of Fundy, and The Saint John River, only one hour's drive from the Maine/USA border. Beautiful province!

1 thought on “Cast Off

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    My initial impression of “Cast off”,is that it’s a deeply contemplative work,the overtones being both sombre and spiritual in nature.As in common with a lot of poems,the subject matter can be on such a personal level,that during our monthly “Not Just Poetry” workshop sessions,we often,for the benefit of elucidation and clarification ask what actually inspired this particular poem?

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