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A Drop in the Sea

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Set the Mood

Are you the single drop, or just a part of the sea?

Are you the single drop, or just a part of the sea?

There’s an enemy coming up over the horizon,

A new one for every celestial rising and setting.

No, there’s more than just that,

A sea flows forth freely to overcome.

I fear not the sea but having never tasted a single drop,

For there is a drop waiting to caress my face as it falls.

Softly it will trickle from my brow and down to my lips,

To be met by my eager tongue waiting for its kiss.

She is a drop sweeter than the sea of bodies in which I swim,

The only drop for which I churn and yearn.

Fires of passion lighting the furnace of my heart,

Pushing me to strive for the taste of her glimmering soul.

I may ride a wave that carries me far from her,

The sea she calls me and her tides are unforgiving.

No matter where I am the taste shall linger,

Upon the tip of my tongue her memory rests unforgotten.

Oh how I yearn for another taste of her sweetness,

The sea has drained me and left naught but desire.

I’ll keep floating, swimming, surfing my way back to her,

My sweet drop of sustenance in this ocean of unforgiving pain.


Marissa from Nigeria on July 27, 2020:

This is such a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on July 24, 2020:

@Lorna: Truly, it is an honor to be recognized in such a way! I want to practice poetry more, but it just doesn't raise those impressions numbers and the inspiration burns out as I watch time tick away into the beauty of poetry with no returns! Greed sours my poetry experience, but I want to keep striving to match your poetic diction, so I'll keep trying!

Thanks for reading!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on July 24, 2020:

@Holley: I'm excited to hear this resonated with you on a deeper level! It is so true, the best relationships are those we can separate from and come back stronger each and every time. Those relationships that survive going through the waves of life are worth cherishing forever!

Thanks for reading!

Lorna Lamon on July 24, 2020:

There is a mystical feel to this beautiful poem Kyler which I enjoyed reading. You are fast becoming a very versatile poet.

Holley Morgan from Upstate New York on July 24, 2020:

Interesting use of metaphor. I liked the line about the waves that carry you away from her, yet your memory of her always draws you back to where you're meant to be. I have found that the best relationships are like that. Not that you willingly leave the person who loves you unconditionally on the backburner, but your own life and emotions really can be like waves that you have to ride out. It is nice having someone to come back to. Pretty imagery here too. Love it, Kyler!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on July 23, 2020:

Thank you, Ruby, I never really thought of my poetry as a gift but I'm happy it comes off as better than I think it is!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 23, 2020:

This is very beautiful poetry. You have a gift, I'm so glad you chose to share it. Thank you.

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