Wednesday, October 13, 2010

hey sailor

water color by Nellyda Anslow

nothing binds you to land,
vast ocean wanderer.
[what wakes you at night,
invading your dreams
of the sea?
what sorrow awaits you
in your waking hours on land?
what burdens of man
drag your depths?]

beware the jetty
the breakers in the mouth
the small window.
go when you go.
stay as you stay.

abide the alarms, the beacons
the broadcast, the net.
fill your hold with silver
then heavy
come home.

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