Message in a Bottle

his poem
a bottle
blue glass
in the sand

washed up
on sea swell
salt and power
ebb and crash
on a distant beach

buried in sediment
until a girl’s bare foot
stumbled upon a jewel
hidden well among
stones and shells

its tattered label
washed by the tide
the message inside
cryptic and secret
spelled out his name

Kim M. Russell, 13th April 2023

Image by Abishek on Unsplash

This Thursday at the dVerse Poets Pub, Sanaa invites us to Meet the Bar with line messaging, a new poetry form created by Angel Favazza, in which there is no fixed meter, syllable count or rhyme scheme, except that the last line of each stanza (when read separately from the poem) should deliver an independent message or be a poem all on its own.

Sanna has provided an example by Angel Favazza. She says we can be philosophical, somber or serious, show our playful side or even better, be romantic!


19 thoughts on “Message in a Bottle

  1. I so adore a shape poem! 😍 This one cascades gorgeously with its last lines speaking volumes. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt, Kim! 💖💖

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