Starboard Reach

i await your dawning blue

sea’s kiss upon my lips

salted mist and grist

beneath my soles

bow that plows the shoals

invariable in its trust

thrust beyond the fickle

that beauty truly

never knows

and i grow full in my desire

as fog parts

for the coming darts of light

a clarity in spite

as i stroke hands of courage

open to the surge

of your breakers in the night


© M.G. Iannucci 2019