October 13, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Carl Scharwath photo



Nicole Surginer






I brought my tears to the solace of sea

to quell them in the swelling depths.

The waves in cadence crashing to

screams of restless wind as

shrieking seagulls blindly drift,

shadowing the suns blinking eye.

To my knees I fall listless in hot sand,

rummaging for shells chiseled in truth,

glistening undaunted in genuine glow.

I scrape my wrists on shards of monotony.

My blood cries into trembling ocean.

I gaze into the surface glass.

An archaic reflection peers back,

ghastly, sullen, sunken eyes.



This is an artist collaboration: Poem: Nicole Surginer and Photography: Carl Scharwath





Nicole Surginer

Nicole Surginer is a poet from the small town of Bastrop, Texas. She is inspired to write by her love for nature’s enchantment, a fascination with the power of raw, intense emotion and a desire to create beauty with words. She has been published in Tuck Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Indiana Voice Journal with pending publications at Sick Lit Magazine and the Contemporary Poet’s group anthology “Dandelion in a vase of roses”.


Carl Scharwath

Carl Scharwath, has appeared globally with 100+ magazines selecting his poetry, short stories, essays or art photography. He won the National Poetry Contest award for Writers One Flight Up. His first poetry book is ‘Journey To Become Forgotten’ (Kind of a Hurricane Press). Carl is a dedicated runner and 2nd degree black-belt.

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1 Comment

  1. carl scharwath October 13, at 12:36

    Thank you so much for publishing our work. Nicole and I are very appreciative.


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