Sinking Ships


We watch ships come and go from our docks everyday

Waving them on past the horizon until they return

Though some never make it back to our shores

Leaving us to wonder what could have happened on their venture

If they made it to the destiny for which they embarked

Or met an unbeatable storm on the way

The saddest may be those who

Sail past the sunset to sink in solitude

Because their seas became too hard to navigate

And storms shroud their view of the life rafts

Holes in the foundation become too much to patch

And a watery grave promises peace

SWD 01/2020

One Comment Add yours

  1. Embersofire says:

    This is nice, what I like most is the uncertainty of the personae waiting at the dock, the personae through which the poem is told form he/she’s perspective

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