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The Perfect Storm - Chapter 1
With a wild, alert look, the young boy standing on the wooden boardwalk promptly stepped forward, closer and closer to the unknown. He was alone now. His brother's sword was all he had left to his name, and he treasured it so greatly that he held it there with his left hand even as it rested in its sheath. The warm summer breeze played with his dark hair as he bit his lip in contemplation.
Before him were three great ships, all making port in the city he was forced to call home. The last one in the row he had his sights on; it was the cleanest, newest ship on the waters. With three tall masts and painted in purple and gold, it was all a boy ever hoped to sail on. The long, elegant letters painted on the side were intriguing to him. The Freeman. Smiling ever so slightly, he sauntered toward the ship that he hoped to captain one day. Then he snorted at his thoughts. "Captain," he murmured aloud. "Even Ja
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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