On why I write too often about the ocean

Late afternoon near Mokotahi at Mahia.

1. I am trying to write a home out of a place I still have not found myself, even after five years.

2. I don’t know who she is, but she has always been on my mind. We have come this far, together.

3. She is a waterless tide.

4. At birth, the percentage of water that makes up the human body is almost identical to that of the earth.

5. I am afraid of drowning and I am hoping she will desensitise me. I need her to desensitise me.

6. They say the seventh wave is always the biggest, so she tries to be like the seventh every time, because when you have no water inside an oceanous body, you have nothing to keep you clean.

7. One day, my ashes will be rested in the nape of the sea and I will wait there, for her to come find me.

For more of Darcy’s poetry follow

@w.ithdrawal on instagram.

1. I am trying to write a home out of a place I still have not found myself, even after five years.

2. I don’t know who she is, but she has always been on my mind. We have come this far, together.

3. She is a waterless tide.

4. At birth, the percentage of water that makes up the human body is almost identical to that of the earth.

5. I am afraid of drowning and I am hoping she will desensitise me. I need her to desensitise me.

6. They say the seventh wave is always the biggest, so she tries to be like the seventh every time, because when you have no water inside an oceanous body, you have nothing to keep you clean.

7. One day, my ashes will be rested in the nape of the sea and I will wait there, for her to come find me.

For more of Darcy’s poetry follow

@w.ithdrawal on instagram.

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