Verse & View An Old Seaside Village

An Old Seaside Village

Verse & View

Shot with a Contax 645 film camera. Photo by Greta Tucker

An Old Seaside Village

An old seaside village,
whispers stories of its people.
Seafarers and sea bags setting sail.
Wives perched atop widow walks,
waiting for ghosts to come home.

Their stories are told in the silence,
of early morning fog.
When dead return to the living,
kissing them with salty tears.

Hauntingly beautiful it is,
to live in an old seaside village.

By Allison New, South Portland

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