outgoing tide
the old sailor’s gaze
moves inward


7 Responses

  1. peckinpah Says:

    Not bad.

  2. Susan Botich Says:

    I feel this poem is very powerful, clear and open for the reader to participate: everything a poem should be. It hit the mark. Excellent.

  3. Kathabela Wilson Says:

    Such a beautiful, natural, deep moment. The expression mirrors the gesture.

  4. Alison H. Says:

    Marvelous. Wonderfully portrays a life change. Maybe s/he regrets leaving that life, maybe not; the reader can put him/herself into the poem.

  5. Preston Says:

    Nice, indeed.

  6. patricia reid Says:

    yes. All the loss and maybe some hard won acceptance. moved me.

  7. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Wonderful and true. I think of the four generations I have seen here by Lake Michigan, who love the water. The day arrives when someone is not able to take a boat on the water, because of health or because of age, and also not wanting to worry loved ones. But "the sea" is still a part of their souls, and they enjoy memories and stories, and the beach.

    Thank you, Ellen

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