a Man rescued

Lifeboat in the white of sea
under the bell of rescue,
winder of water oars
who in this labyrinth of tides
cast from the sun shell shore
over stretches of
salted wave
and who through the veiled cloud
to a snail of a man
rescues. …
from the canvas path of a ship
that capsized in
the blunt scythe of a storm-
now the damp and
dry sailor from a dramatic sea
in the treading shade of the shore.

Copyright © 05/24/2016 lance sheridan

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2 comments on “a Man rescued

  1. Barbara says:

    Another magnificent write – as I read this I could almost feel the suction from the ship going down and the crew struggling to row as quickly as possible – this is so real to life – excellent!

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