Interlude

To all the readers out there: This is a short interlude to thank each one of you for every subscription, comment, like, and view. It’s been exactly a year since I embarked on the project to write a short piece of prose or poetry each day; pieces that are all based on a passage from the Bible. So I think that while this journey of reading the Bible within a year may have felt long, it didn’t feel like I was doing it alone, and I have my readers to thank for that.

So thank you and thank you, and don’t think this is the end, because I’m certainly not finished with writing just yet.

– Nicola

Marilyn Ann

With the curves of a true lady,
She dips her bow in elegant curtsies.
Amidst the blue-stained waters,
She unfurls the splendour of a sunset gown.

The ocean envelops her curves
And calls her by name: Marilyn Ann, Marilyn Ann—
She scours his body for his voice
Pressed on by every wave, every rush of wind
Meandering her way around his contoured body.

Against the fast-creeping darkness:
White-blue wings stretched towards the silent sky,
Seamlessly connecting it to restless waters.
Tireless, she twirls again and again,
Like grey-misted seagulls
Flying towards the ground.

Enduring
Proud
Upright with unyielding passion for one constant call, she flutters between partners.
They have used; abused her most endearingly, but without remorse—
She only remembers the gentle way she’s lulled to sleep,
So wears unrelenting scars with fearsome pride.

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