tempest (a villanelle)

i only dream of ocean’s deep
the limitless fathoms call
my name repeated while i sleep

to glide down to god Neptune’s keep
where he thunders in his hall
i only dream of oceans deep

against dark mountains rising steep
i lay my heart, my soul, my all
my name repeated while i sleep

i watch his creatures swim and creep
across the living floor they crawl
i only dream of oceans deep

forgotten remains will welcome those who come to weep
into her arms as they rise to fall
my name repeated while i sleep

i wait one moment, then i leap
her foamy waves my funeral pall
i only dream of oceans deep
my name repeated while i sleep

ceg 4/6/2020

ctempestJ Waterhouse  Tempest