Donations are essential to keep Write Out Loud going    

The Navigator

Once I plotted my course

on nautical charts -

I used the sun and stars

to fix

                my position in the world


Once my ship sailed the seas

by my compass course -

I drew lines on a map

to guide

                me through far off seas to port


Once I was the pilot

steering from the bridge -

But she altered my course


                me so much I could not leave


Then I was a sailor

on her lovely coasts -

I learned to sail her seas


                her harbours and constant tides


Then I was the great ship

on her inland sea -

I drew lines on her skin

to chart                                                                                    

                love's course in roiling waters


Then dark clouds hid the skies

and our locus lost -

I scanned my perfect charts

to find

                safe ports but could only fail


Now, I live with no maps

plot no charted course -

I drift with the currents

to float

                a lone sail on the world's edge


◄ Vespers

The Young Lovers ►


No comments posted yet.

If you wish to post a comment you must login.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message