17 August 2012

Storm at Sea

THEY go down
to the sea
in their slips

waiting for
their husbands
their lovers

for some of
them it is
the same man

and some just
want to watch
the dark storm

as they make
their way down
to the sea

the spasms
of the light-
-house breaking

first across
their bare feet
and then their
scared faces

Image based on "Bell Rock light house during a storm from the North East."
Drawn by J.M.W. Turner. Engraved by J. Horsburgh. 1824.

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