Sailing Home


The sailor sets course for a new

Newly windswept shore tonight

With lights of human not celestial design

Serving as his beacons


He feels diminished though uncertain just why

That should be

As he burns the boots that have served so well

Smiling still the same

Because the howls that will awaken him tonight

Come from the child that bears his mother’s name

And eyes that look just like his




© Gayle Force Press 2008




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