Cabin To Cabin

At the bar, watching you work
breaking the waves
going cabin to cabin

An opiate look across your eyes
pushing to feel the rush
surging into the night

There’s a high between those thighs
you’ve been falling
for the feeling of falling
on the commodity of love

See them capsize
or to splash inside another’s eyes
the static shock of fingertips and kisses
the life eclipse
seeing nothing but the falling in love

Going cabin to cabin
boat rocking this way and that
the feeling fades as you plough on
breaking the waves

It’s the modern, western way
the start of love is a drug alright
but love isn’t just the falling
or a solution to all ills

If you want to fall
then here I am
a hole in front of you
let’s share this fickle fizz
then helplessly watch it ebb

Going cabin to cabin
through our incessant lives…


Thanks for reading.

All my poems.

Published by

Tom Alexander

"Art is a lie that tells the truth"

6 thoughts on “Cabin To Cabin”

  1. Hello Tom, I enjoyed the rolling flow of this poem…
    And I would like to thank you for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, and I’m from Geelong, Australia. Cheers. Ivor


    1. Thank you Ivor, I’m enjoying your posts too. One of my best friends abandoned me (and the UK) for Geelong a few years ago, I hear it’s a nice part of the world. Looking forward to reading more of your work. Cheers, T.

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    1. Thanks, you little charmer 😉 I read a newspaper article which listed all the ways love and relationships were knackered in the modern age. I tried to write a poem about each of the ways it listed; this was one of them. Thanks as always for reading. 🙏🏼

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