Alfa is a beloved voice in the writing community who has dazzled readers for years with consistently beautiful and eloquent poetry. Her latest collection The Salt in His Kiss explores an ocean of feelings such as heartbreak, longing, and the search for home.
The mermaid is a great representation of how people are never what they seem, how outer beauty can be deceiving, and how there’s so much to be explored in the depths of the souls around us if we are willing to dig deeper.
This collection was such a refreshing read and flowed so perfectly with aquamarine imagery and the riches of the soul. Each reader will be able to collect their own treasure trove of favorite poems from this beautiful book. Alfa’s work will transport your heart to the sea while you navigate the storms you encounter there and learn to breathe in the salty air and heal.
As long as the tales you weave
with yarns of truth,
you will bestow generations
with sentimental lore
of a passionate life
The morning breathes upon
my flesh like
whispered promises and bad decisions,
like harsh, heated exhales while traipsing
through another humid day.
I’m bent and curved.
But when my feet touch the sand,
and my nose inhales the ocean’s tonic,
my spirit rises
and my spine straightens,
and I walk into acceptance.
You can sail the world over and not
encounter the same love twice in
Every soul is layers deep,
and we are not meant to explore all.
But with fate you will encounter the one
who blends the colors of the
And from that day forward you could
pick him out of a crowd blindfolded.
Because when you’re in love, your heart sees
things your eyes cannot fathom.
Why is it
I will meet you at the place where you find
In the blanket of your sorrows.
In the pillows of your softness.
Acceptance will come from a heart that
soothes the weary and offers warmth to
those wandering in the cold.
Be a conduit for kindness and compassion.
Be a lightning rod
so that even when buried
in the sand,
you create works of art
from the storms
that dare to pass over you.
I walk past homes
with lights glowing inside,
and well-worn welcome mats
And my soul longs to be
just as accommodating.
No matter the subject matter, Alfa’s writing is exactly that: accommodating. She describes human emotions vividly and wisely. You can tell she is a soul who has seen a lot of turmoil but is learning to navigate the riptides in her heart, which is such an inspiration for everyone who is hurting and trying to heal.
Her poetry is raw and relatable while leaving you with a feeling of comfort and hope that the water will calm again and that even mermaid hearts can find stillness.