Nights we became water, you and I,

our words driftwood on the surface.

Beneath, a tide began to slowly

pull you away from me.

Now the bed we shared becomes kelp

anchored on a foot of rock the sea

smoothed, like your stomach

against my spine in the year of water.

An evaporation of longing,

mist rolls in with all the clarity

a marine layer brings. I can’t see you;

all that’s left is a thin layer of salt.

Muse 06.11.20

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(9) comments

Adam Hester

A few song lyrics that I was reminded of were from a song that I was shown by a friend years ago titled: Eyes Wide Open.

So this is the end of the story,

Everything we had, everything we did,

Is buried in dust,

And this dust is all that's left of us.

But only a few ever worried.

Well the signs were clear, they had no idea.

You just get used to living in fear,

Or give up when you can't even picture your future.

Vianney Pablo-Tolentino

"Don't Wanna Write This Song"

"Another glass of whiskey

by your picture in a frame

I'm playin' all the black keys

and cryin' out your name

holdin' on or lettin' go

is gonna kill me to wait

with you gone"

-Brett Young

fernanda rodriguez

Somebody That I Used Yo Know- Goyte

Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over

But had me believing it was always something that I'd done

But I don't wanna live that way

Reading into every word you say

You said that you could let it go

And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

But you didn't have to cut me off

Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing

And I don't even need your love

But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough

No, you didn't have to stoop so low

Have your friends collect your records and then change your number

I guess that I don't need that though

Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Adaly DeLeon

This is a beautiful poem. It explains the depths of our love and how it can sometimes end up in shambles returning itself to us and the earth. It reminds me of the song "Stone" by Raveena.

"It's true, I've made you tired of me

Confused, but I'm starting to see

I'm always sad and can't make up my mind

Few days of bliss and then I fall back, so tired

Don't turn me away

I'll sit here quiet as a stone

Please let me say

I promise soon I'll learn to let go

Six months from now it'll be the sum- summertime

By then I'll forget what it's like

To have you on my mind..."

samantha carrillo

A few song lyrics from Billie Eilish reminded me of this poem in a way that they both have felt a loss in some sort of way. Billie references the ocean as a calming and comforting place yet also to be dark and frightening in a way that shows the loss of someone important in life whether it be mentally or physically.

"I've been watching you

For some time

Can't stop staring

At those oceans eyes

Burning cities

And napalm skies

Fifteen flares inside those ocean eyes"

The excerpt shows a relation to this lyrics as a sense of abandonment.

Kade O'Reilly

I really resonated with this poem. It reminded me of an excerpt from On the Death of the Beloved by John O’Donohue

"Though we need to weep your loss,

You dwell in that safe place in our hearts,

Where no storm or night or pain can reach you."

To me, "The Year of Water" felt like a time of loss and separation. In addition to this, it felt as if the loss that was occurring left a stinging feeling, yet there was a sense of peace and serenity due to theme of water.

In relation to the excerpt, that same feeling of peace is felt, specifically with "Where no storm or night or pain can reach you." It feels as if there is a sense of protection.

Maria Teutsch

Thank-you @mcweekly for publishing my poem and also for your ongoing support of art and artists. ~Maria

Alexis Montelongo

"Wish I could, I could've said goodbye

I would've said what I wanted to

Maybe even cried for you

If I knew it would be the last time

I would've broke my heart in two

Tryin' to save a part of you"

-Lady Gaga

Jazmin Barbosa

This was such a well written poem that was full of emotion! I happened to connect this with the song "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye because although so much passion was shared between two people, once it ends one can only reminisce with bittersweet memories.

But you didn't have to cut me off

Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing

And I don't even need your love

But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough

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