Adrift

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Photograph © Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Written in response to dVerse Poets PubOpen Link Night #325 “And So The Story Goes…”

Alone on a sea
full of life
filled with predation
nurtured by death

Bright fish of orange
red, purple and blue
swim beneath my craft
ignorant of their fate

Deep azure ocean
surrounds me rocks me
taunts me – even the Great White
shark finds its mate in the amass

Drifting with the tide
only the current knows my course
I lay back watching
the stars pass by overhead

28 Comments

  1. Rob Kistner says:

    What a wonderful drifting breath of freedom. So excellent and uplifting. 🙂

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    I really like your poem. Life does feel like that quite often. Drifting with the tide.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome!

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  3. Sometimes it is best to be adrift and watch the stars. Beautiful, Ami.

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    1. Yes. Sometimes! Thank you. 😊

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  4. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem Ami.

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    1. Thank you so much Sadje! 😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  5. poetisatinta says:

    Found this such a calming piece ❤

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    1. Very gladdened to hear this. Thank you!! 🙏

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  6. This is so peaceful. Lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! 🙏

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely splendid! 💘💘

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  8. dorahak says:

    The ocean “rocks” “taunts” — like life — cradles and frightens at once, doesn’t it? I love that metaphor. Still the current of the poem, unruffled, at peace. Beautifully conveyed, Ami.

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    1. Thank you so very much! 😊

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  9. Hammad Rais says:

    Very lovely, Ami 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Hammad! 🙏

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  10. “….only the current knows my course.” Loved this line especially.

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  11. This sounds so lovely… like a dream

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  12. Thank you Björn – This one holds special meaning to me. 😊

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  13. I love your last stanza, drifting with the current on a quiet sail. I’m there!

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    1. Thank you so much Yvonne! 😊

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