Golden Blur

Written for:  The Sunday Muse #19

girl on boat

“Girl on the Boat” by William Oxer

Her face is blurred
by late afternoon
sun blazing stripes
across wood strips
of the boat. Gilded
outline of her arms
in pose of hope. He
will come soon, she
thinks. Drinks a bit,
sure, says he’ll quit
soon. Charm of light
cedes to dusk’s darker
tones. How long will
she wait?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to Golden Blur

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    Love the deeper message that rests in your words here Sara! Beautiful and holding on to hope in the midst of uncertainty.


  2. Vicki says:

    I thought she looked happy, but a little lonely. You captured that perfectly.


  3. Oh, this is full of emotion. There is nothing harder than waiting for what never arrives.


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