A Sailor's Wish.
Seafaring (Lifestyle) (Portrayals)
Marine animals (Portrayals)
Humans and nature (Portrayals)
|Publication:||Name: Hecate Publisher: Hecate Press Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Hecate Press ISSN: 0311-4198|
|Issue:||Date: May-Nov, 2010 Source Volume: 36 Source Issue: 1-2|
|Topic:||NamedWork: A Sailor's Wish (Poem)|
new rope coiled around my torso hoist the sail and trust our future to the raging sea miles from land seabirds squawk above the mainsail-- good winds, calm seas lightning on the horizon sting rays astern our captain orders cider for his crew-- nothing sweetens the taste of salt pork and cornmeal drunken sailors haul the stubborn anchor blown off course she lurches to danger on the reef broken timbers wash onto the shore even this iron spike has rusted into splinters deafening birdcalls echo across the bay conversations all around me none I can understand petrels gulls, a cormorant on the sand flats the only footprint with five toes is mine dry starfish tumbled in old weed grant my wish-why must I wait for evening to throw it to the sky?
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