My Life on the Water in Four Haikus, age 30

1.  Winter

With lovers I fight

to not be their twin, every

day take myself back.

 

2.  Spring

Like a small child, the

sea wakes me at night without

remorse or regret.

 

3.  Summer

Is there a place in-

side the hulls where I can write

into the old wood?

 

4.  Autumn

When the sea dreams, bird

feathers on its back make brief

tattoos and waves sigh.

 

 

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