THE TURNING TIDE
I don't sail there it's not my sea
But fallen blood flows back to me
Not the fools crimson carnival ride
But dark Alabama, deep and wide
From the home never lost I float unbound
Forbidden, struck-blind in no common ground
I seek his prize, of full-formed thought
Uncontrived, unrehearsed, though battle fought
I don't sail here it was never my sea
Yet I breathe in the ghost of bright memory
Tossed in the game - I slept through it then
Yet the Tide rolled on
And back again
Georgia Lee is an award-winning writer, editor, journalist, literary impresario. Vice President, programming, Atlanta Writers Club. Co-Director, Atlanta Writers Conference. Former Director, Ivy Hall, the SCAD Atlanta Writing Center. Former Southeast Bureau Chief, “Women’s Wear Daily,” and “W” magazine.
Finalist: “Glimmer Train” New Writers Contest, 2012. Winner: Atrium award for Excellence in Business Journalism – University of Georgia Henry Grady School of Journalism. Winner: DIVA Award for Fashion Journalism – The Atlanta Apparel Mart. Blogger at http://www.georgialeesays.com and http://www.georgialeesaysnamaste.com.
Contributor to national/international publications, blogs and anthologies. Yoga, meditation and fitness instructor, helping women restore, renew and reinvent themselves during life transitions.
Seeker of truth, beauty, art and transcendence. Awed by Shakespeare, Poe, Karen Russell, Richard Ford, so many others.
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