Estuary (a proposal) – HONORABLE MENTION

ESTUARY (a proposal)

Meet me where the river meets the sea

Where my briny waves commingle

With your purity

Let your rolling river spill

Forever into me

Meet me where the river meets the sea

Sooth me with your supple sense of grace

Dilute for me my salty waters

With infinite embrace

Fall completely in my arms

In this sacred place

Sooth me with your supple sense of grace

Warm me with your waters from afar

Carried down from lakes and streams

Many though there are

You thank each tiny tributary

As though they all were stars

Warm me with your waters from afar

Calm me with your gently flowing tide

Save me from my roiling soul

With your river wide

Help my breakers to collapse

And be my only bride

Calm me with your gently flowing tide

(c) 2020 Chris Elliot

“Estuary (a proposal)” is one of five honorable mention poems from this year’s October Project Poetry Contest. Chris is a writer and musician living in Los Angeles, blessed with an embarrassment of quarantine riches.

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