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Caribbean Cocktail Caribbean Cocktail
by Nikos Laios
2016-05-28 10:06:55
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Caribbean Cocktail

The taste of
Sea salt lingered
In the air, melting
Into the soft
Diffusing
Orange
Light.

img_1180_the_hallway_400As the belly
Of the ocean
Started to swell
Far out at sea,
Giving birth
To a wave.

That awakens
And stretches,
Rolling to the
Shore, growing
In strength
And power.

Peaking in
A curling
Crescendo.

As the breeze
From the shore
Picked up the
Scent of nutmeg
And cinnamon.

The orange sky
Streaked with
Burgundy and
Tangerine.

The wave
Growing in
Majesty, arching
Towards the beach;
As the sugar-mills
And bleached
Manor houses
Looked on
In silent
Witness.

The
Waves
Crashing into
The yellow sand;
Mingling with
Nutmeg, cinnamon,
And vanilla, with
Streaks of burgundy
And tangerine like a
Caribbean
Cocktail.

As I swung on
A hammock,
Eyes half closed,
Straw hat pushed
Halfway down.

Tiny sultry beads
Of sweat trickling
Down my stubble,
Soaking my white
Linen shirt collar;
Awakening the
Smell of old spice.

While I listened
To the roaring
Crashing voice
Of the ocean;
The smell of
Coconut oil
Dripping off her
Golden thighs;
With the mouth
Watering flavours
Of Cajun chicken
Drifting from
Inside of the
House.

The
Crackling
Tone of a
Billie Holiday
Record floating
Through the window
Like a warm caress.

As I fell
Into the
Welcoming
Embrace of
Sleep, this
Caribbean
Sojourn
Forever
Etched
Onto
My
Soul.

*************************************************************************

With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios






  
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