June 3, 2010

Pestering Moon

Something is wrong with the ocean. The waves are crashing a little more unruly than what the moon suggests.

Now the ocean has always been a little hard headed. No one commands the ocean, no one tells it what to do. But the moon has found a way over the centuries to speak to the ocean, and so what's going on lately makes me think.

And what I'm thinking is you ought to put on that beaded necklace of yours and do up your hair in braids again, and we ought to go for another stroll along the shore and let the ocean stretch out its salt carpet for your feet. And we probably should wade out a foot or so into the icy water just like we did over the weekend.

I mean, the moon won't stop knocking on our window until we agree. So for the sake of getting some sleep, let's promise to go down to the beach tomorrow and let the ocean have another taste of your legs. 

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

yeah, i dont think the ocean is the only one wanting a taste....thought there is something about the ocean, and the crashing waves that excites...

Jingle said...

beautiful thoughts...
love the idea!

Piedmont Writer said...

Can I come? I haven't been to the ocean in 3 years.

This piece was incredible Ed. I love the imagery and the quiet lust.

French Fancy said...

I'd love a 'salt carpet for my feet' - they are hot and dusty from being outside in the heat.

Xcrush said...

I loved the salt carpet also....I of course love the ending with the ocean getting another taste of your legs ....yummmmy!!!

Teacher Mommy said...

Mmmm...tasty legs.

So does that make the Moon the ocean's madame?

Alexandra Grabbe said...

Oh, "salt carpet..." So very lovely.

Tori said...

You never cease to amaze! I love the ocean so I have a particular fondness for this one. Nice.

Anjuli said...

there is your wonderful ending "...get another taste of your legs..." what a delightful word picture!!

Deidra said...

Loving that salt carpet...like so many others. Oh, to live near the water and beckoned outside to play!

Bernie said...

I could feel the sand, the cool ocean water, taste the salt and see the glow from the moon. Loved this my friend.....have a wonderful weekend......:-) Hugs

Love, Evolution, and Resilience said...

I am sure that with some time, I'll get used to this incredible writing... but for now I am in awe... Between reads I am calling my girls reading pieces of you to them! I can't get enough! Salt carpets and the ocean gets a taste of her legs... oh how nice to be her!