Poetry Month-April 5, 2024

Okay…It took all of my restraint not to write “I bailed” somewhere is this little ditty. Why did I keep this object on my altar, you may wonder? A reminder of things not to do. Every memory is important.

Warning: Sailor in Love

Way out there. Way way
Out there, he dreamed about her
He fixed in her gaze
Charted her
Set her course
Sent her distress signals
About storm warnings
About red skies
About ports of call
He penned her siren songs
About coves of paradise
Ahead
Always ahead
Coastlines she never reached.