Drunk On The Sea

You were drunk on the sea
we’d been talking all night
I was drunk on the scene
and feeling so alive
You turned to me
your face too close to mine
and that kiss…
that kiss made so much sense
that kiss made so much sense
to me then

You were drunk on the sea
another shot
you’re pouring out for me
I’m already drunk on you
we’d been on that beach for hours
You turned and said ‘I want to fall in love
just don’t tell my boyfriend’
and that kiss
that kiss made so much sense
at the time

“She will never know this happened
he can never know this happened”
you whispered
before it happened a second time
And I’m wondering
do you mean both times it happened
or just the second
I almost ask out loud
but don’t want to jeopardise the chance
of a third time

I am drunk on the sea alright
drunk on all you’re telling me
and each kiss
makes so much sense tonight
each kiss makes so much sense
as it happens

The next morning
I wake and you’re telling me
you were sober all night
dry all along
not even drunk on the sea
the waves still crashing in my head
O, what have we done…

[2009]

Thanks for reading.

Always drink responsibly.

Published by

Tom Alexander

"Art is a lie that tells the truth"

7 thoughts on “Drunk On The Sea”

  1. Another fantastic piece Tom. Your ability to take the reader to a particular scene is second to none. Bravo, bravo. Wise words at the end too… I shall write them down and message them to people next time I’m tispy 😆

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    1. I was brushing my teeth last night and idly flicking through some old poems on my phone. Don’t think I’d read or thought about this one since I wrote it. I quite like it though. Thanks for reading.

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  2. Hard not to get drunk off this piece as it’s ebbs and flows, the sexy salty sea. Reading it’s a bit like letting the tide come over the toes the first time. Then how it sinks you right in. Superb, Tom.

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