©2023 michael raven

whalebone and sundry
     her gaze driftwood
     across wind-chopped bay
     mind on fog, lingering

waiting, oh waiting
     for the sunray shatter
     bone charm humming
     electric over bosom rising

india etched and ivory
     dreamlingering alone
     stolen on the wind
     stolen from home


©2023 michael raven

gathering bookshelf dust
a taste of ancient ages

secrets and cabal
webs and intrigue
cloying tang of
brimstone in the air
candles left to flicker

old wood and bone
ink, knots, and frenzy
charms to carry
an old ship home