SAIL

Unfurled, my canvas tightens,
taut and rigid in the strength
of a gale force wind. Beginning
and ending with the gusts
prevailing, sailing into the waters,
uncharted and unsure. It is purely
the epitome of self-sufficiency;
this proficiency so star-guided
provides me with the direction I crave.
In it, I am saved, a navigator of
life’s currents. Wave after wave,
I am coaxed toward shore, for sure
more open waters await me.
My sole journey continues undeterred.
(c) Walter J Wojtanik – 2020

9 thoughts on “SAIL

  1. Heading off into an adventure!

    this proficiency so star-guided
    provides me with the direction I crave.

    this made me think of the concentration required in sailing, in dealing with the elements, and the moments when you forget everything else and just get into the flow zone.

  2. I like the personification of the ship … self-sufficient and riding on what ever life brings it’s way. Constantly drive toward shore like us waiting for our time to disembark!

  3. Mother Wintermoon

    In it, I am saved, a navigator of
    life’s currents. Wave after wave,

    Wonderful description of life’s journey, Walter. The open waters await. Happy sailing!

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