Tragedy at Sea

An ocean blue

The morning hue

The beauty of a beach.

 

The wind swept sands

Where a jetty stands

But only white caps here to reach.

 

The mind is miffed

The rest adrift

And thoughts of broken hull.

 

A time to atone

By this sinking throne

Accompanied only by a gull.

 

A sight then to watch

A triangular notch

Upon the ocean’s tip.

 

White clouds a gloss

A flying albatross

The triangle is now a ship.

 

Aboard, wet and sore

I hear “quarter to four”

Mates pass by in evening fleece.

 

The tragedy at sea

The rescue of me

That failed; I now rest in peace.

 

                                                By Kenny Lancisi