Monday, October 22, 2012

Cockpit Watch at 5:00am

Gently rolling ocean 
       vast, soft as velvet
            lifts and lowers effortlessly
Sea and ship move together
       as one 
            like baby in her womb
Crew belowdecks dreams
Night's last hour
reveals black sky
Venus boldly declares herself 
       in the East 
Before Sun takes her watch
Ursa Major, Alaska's muse, stands
       impossibly end on end, 
            handle pointing down
Stars shoot trailing light
       boldly declaring their demise
            like dad did

My soul man at the helm,
Barely awake after overnight watch
Venus with her power steers us 
       into each other before
           he retires belowdecks
And I make coffee
To begin my day

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