You dive into waters far from shore,
off glass-bottom boat,
bobbing in gentle waves,
without tether or need to moor;
Scuba-diving along the reef,
you follow a manta,
trolling regal, sun-soaked fief;
Undulating in synchronized flow,
your arms rise toward light
before, in harmony,
gradually descending down below;
Mermaid mesmerizing eyes,
you meld into ocean
riding tranquil current
as it builds tension, then sighs;
You glide forward in symphony,
each movement a liquid note
echoing through sound of surf,
haunting in your entrapped beauty.
A featured and award-winning poet, Doug’s formal, free verse, haiku, senryu and tanka poetry found homes since 2020 in 31 literary publications across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Mauritius and The Caribbean. Doug resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife and 12-year old identical twin boys, fellow published poets who likewise enjoy nature, biking, tennis and chess.
I loved Haunting Synchrony, this beautiful poem made me feel like I was actually there.