Monday, October 17, 2011

A simple loop of rope

There is such grace
in tying up;
in resting here
beside the dock,
all purpose set aside
for the sheer joy
of bobbing in the waves;
of breathing in
salt air,
rejoicing in
the cries of the gulls,
the gentle slap
of water against the hull,
the safety
of a simple
loop of rope.

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