Friday, November 13, 2015

The Sea Permitting Further Passage

One more evening, one more day.
Scan the horizons and hope
For a sign that's not a sign
But the miracle itself
That breaks the ripe world apart,
The pip bursting out of the waves,
The island of tomorrow

Emerging like a solid
Country that could sustain you.
Grasslands are oceans, deserts
Are seas, night skies are the deep,
Permitting further passage.
It's the persistence of change
Disheartens the mariner

Seeking a constant shore. No
Amount of exploration,
No matter how intrepid,
Can promise to carry you
Far enough to safe haven,
Voyage beyond limits, past
Resupplies of loneliness.

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