Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Ocean's Gift

A Dream in a Bottle
by Paula Gail Benson

I promised my parents to marry my rescuer, the lovely princess who studied at the temple by the beach.

After my ship capsized beneath the treacherous waves, hers was the face I saw as I regained consciousness.

But, I have no memory of her saving me.

Tonight before my wedding, I wake from dreams of a mute dancing girl, whose talent charmed although each step brought her searing pain.

A message drifting over sleep waves, conjured during my time in the roiling depths?

Silent one, if this is your missive, let me slumber forever so our souls may be conjoined.

©  Paula Gail Benson, all rights reserved

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