Tag Archives: cruising

Night at Sea

11 Oct

At sea at night
we smell hulking ships
miles before
we see their lights
Are they coming or going?
Will they cross our path?
green and red and white
dance against the black
while rushing velvet water
against the hull, slaps

Radar screen
glowing green
offers little support
and radio silence
fails to report
I grab the mouthpiece
to hail the captain
across the airwaves I repeat:
“This is SV Fellowship
northbound vessel to your starboard.”
Silence
“Do you see us?”
Silence
“Do you copy?
Over …”

We sleep in our life vests at night
because the ocean is a serious thing
and there is a reason why
I avoid rollercoasters

Bedtime stories at sunset offshore

Bedtime stories at sunset offshore

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