Sue Vincent has chosen yet another evocative photo for her #writephoto inspiration series. This time, I ended up with a couple of fragments – a poem, and a short paragraph with hints of a longer story…
Out to sea,
Past waves that shimmer and foam
Light as air,
Streaming bright through sky and spray
All flickering bright temptation
‘That’s where they live.’
‘Where who live?’ I shaded my eyes against the sun, looking at the smudge of land just visible beyond the waves.
‘The sirens,’ he said. I frowned, looking for a smile on his face, some indication he was joking. But he just stared out to sea, blue eyes creased against the glare.
‘Sirens? Huh. I thought they were Greek or Roman or something.’ I tried to make a joke of it.
‘They are everywhere the sea is,’ he said, clouds drifting in his eyes. I hugged my knees closer, the day gone cold. He turned to me then. ‘And the sea-‘ his voice was soft ‘- is part of me…’
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