“We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown.” – T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Ode to Rufia
by Parisianne Modert
Dreams, o Rufia dreams, craving sea-snake foramen, palatial undertows, cosine-sin fanning.
Swaying seaweed, Bermuda tri-nesting plate-tectonic scissored oyster-pearling, rem-promiscuity.
Interregnum princess, slippery dreamscape, undulating, sea-fluted, accarezzévole nocturne.
Awakens, o Rufia awakens, yawns curling, pallet rising, moans puffing, somatic, lustful soufflé.
Isthmus distant nape, dialogue-eyed tidal drain, blinking concave, naked incensing tabernacle.
She glides her esurient lips, buoyant kissing hologram, dawn’s dewy-glistened-nectar hothouse.
Listens, o Rufia listens, this mermaiden cantillates her urgent, siren, shrilled chanson.
Her quaking, damp cave, quivering secretions from consorting, ruby-mouthed poisson.
Crying enticement desires, unfolding, her ripened-cape damson, soirée incantation.
Sees, o Rufia sees, dolphin nosedive her starfish’s suckling orifice, cavernous pinnae.
Caressing tipped spout, backward rippling, teapot-steamy well, grabbing, clinging, releasing.
Funhouse mirrors, titanic paroxysm vision, fantasy osculation, delusional ovulation rendezvous.
Sings, o Rufia sings, sanguine, seafaring trough-notes, sounding eros-gasped bliss.
Mulieribus curving swells unfurling, crest pulsing, voluptuous peaks, lip-glossed miss.
Awakens with rolling, pleading, pulling from depths of her parapet, covert fissure.
Tastes, o Rufia tastes, salted spraying sailor’s, drowning mainmast’s mainsail winnow.
Rigging webs, pelvic net-casting, subterranean squid-swished, tentacle tingling, coral reef.
Primal alluvium, docking yearnings, moaning nymph fantasy, fruitless gardened precipice.
Screams, o Rufia screams, climacteric spatter meridian, Amphitrite womb-swollen daughter.
Electric eel, nerve synapsing, ping Poseidon’s trident thrusting, virginity vanished opprobrium.
Sunken Atlantis spiral castle, utopia undersea, Rufia sighs, bubble-spume, cuddling abyss.
Caresses, o Rufia caresses, semen-silt-viscidity, after glowing, phosphorescent femininity.
Symbiotic explorations, new world queen, radiant pearl jeweled, her clam-shell crowning.
Ocean flowers, synergy petting, o, Rufia, underneath her resplendent, sea-weeded garden.
Loves, o, Rufia loves, taboo hearted pulsing, her submerged, inverted serpent resurrection.
Dream unencumbered, awake natural, listen blissed, see truth, sing seduction, taste life.
She silences screams, folding her blossom petaled florettes, amour’s incandescence halo.
So, Ode to Rufia, shadow, subterrestrial seductress, unbinding temptress, guiltless, dark id.
Crashing, o, crashing, Rufia lifts her finite looping spasms, inked waves, conjuring, freed lid.
Beneath she is replete, o, enchanting goddess, Rufia illuminates her fervid plum, sea-orchid.