For today’ Poetics Challenge at dVerse Poets, Mish provides us with some famous cinema quotes and invites us to select one & incorporate it into our work. I’ve chosen one (for my closing line) from the 1985 classic JAWS.
Islander For Life
You’ve known me for years; known
that I’m awash in words; seen me
struggle with the riptide; watched me
try and fail to avoid the poetic undertow.
You’ve combed my beach at midnight
or 2 AM, or 4, only to find me lost
at my keyboard, or journal scribbling.
I’m a windblown, insubstantial sandcastle.
My horizons have shrunk. I’m an isolated,
word-filled hermit, drowning in a sea of
ink on the tiniest of papery wastelands,
a castaway amid jampacked bookcases.
I’d like to leave it all behind; I’ve tried
and tried again. I can’t. You know I can’t.
You can try to rescue me if you must,
but you’re going to need a bigger boat.
~ “Go Ahead; Make My Day” ~