Island Musings

I may have been born 
miles from the sea,
but there’s salt water
mixed into my blood.

I found an ocean
in your eyes and
it feels like home
every time you smile.

Your touch on my skin
is both sun and sand–
the caresses of both
waves and sea winds.

I will sail across this
bed and shipwreck
this body against
your rocky shore,

if only you’ll cover me
in salt-spray kisses,
and carry me home
in your ocean eyes.




Sea Nymph – Instagram poetry


Sea Nymph

She dances with dolphins.
With glee, she skips and grins under
a sky bright with wonder.
She does not fear thunder or rain.
She dances through her pain.
She knows the sun, again will shine.
The hurt cannot define
her dance.  She’ll be just fine. She spins.


(for Deborah-Anne)

(provided words:  dolphins, sunshine, rain, thunder)

@ConnorPenelope on Instagram



luc bat –   (vietnamese “six-eight”) Alternating lines of 6 and 8 syllables. The rhyme scheme renews at the end of every 8-syllable line and rhymes on the 6th syllable of both lines: xxxxxA, xxxxxAxB, xxxxxB, xxxxxBxC, xxxxxC, xxxxxCxD, xxxxxD, xxxxxDxE. No set length or subject matter.