Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously

Black Pearl

I dive deep
hold on to my breath
eyes open

The water is dark
filled with mud and writhing things
yet I swim deeper

I cannot
touch the bottom yet
too far down

But fingers reaching
latch on a slippery shell
and wrap around it

Out of breath
I strive to surface
gasping sky

Crawling to the bank
I examine the oyster
I pry it open

A black pearl
is in its belly
dark nacred

Iridescent orb
beauty created from pain
I hold in my hand

Inside me
there grows a black pearl
just like it

(c) RCGA 2014

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Comments on: "Black Pearl" (1)

  1. This sorta reminds me of the short story “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck.

    Beautiful poem, though 🙂

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