Voyage

the heat from its candle inspires
the lantern to cast away from
my fingers, set sail in the briny
above, swim with whip-poor-wills
and wrens all the while its yellow
gaze never leaves the hope of
this world or my ever-reaching arms

 

 

(photo credit: Takeaway/wikimedia.org)

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8 Replies to “Voyage”

  1. So many fantastic words here – briny, whip-poor-whils – and I love the way you’ve put the lines together, or run them into each other, especially “inspires the lantern” and “yellow gaze” and “hope of this world”. Stunning! Love the whole thing 🙂

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