Separated by a Sail

In the woods today I thought of you
heading for the Outer Isles alone.

The weather forecast bodes well––
only a chance of a thunderstorm––
but we both know the quirks

of coastal weather, the zephyr
that suddenly becomes a blow
roiling the green Atlantic below

upending smaller skiffs caught in its grip
as we ourselves were once caught
and tossed as flotsam onto a chance shore.

So maybe you understand my concern
how I wish you safe beneath our roof
bounded by woods and subject to wind

yes, but protected by sheer tree-ness
standing between us and everything weather.

One thought on “Separated by a Sail

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s