I am a sailor

on a ship with a wheel

to steer, and sails that 

take hold of the 

prevailing winds

to take me here 

and take me there

or blow me wherever

in a storm’s crazy fury

that takes no heed of 

my tugging at the wheel.


I am a sailor of today 

and yesteryear, caught alone

in this unfurling sea of chaos, 

heading to the edge of the world.