Carol Fleming Klein


At Sea


A vast sea
But a small world
Shut in four ways
By heavy fog
Dripping, deep, dark fog
Lonely
Alone
The only vessel on the sea
The splash of waves
On a solitary ship
Salt spray
Lonely raucous gull cries

Sun shining
Smooth sea
All plain
Many other vessels
Who radio messages across
Smile
And wave
Gentle, golden, sparkling, shining
After morning mist
And tranquil now
In the inner evening sea

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Submitted: Sunday, March 02, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 28, 2014

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