Battered Ship of Love

Battered Ship of Love


Seemingly shabby
and worn
Appearances of abandonment and leafless
apple-less branches.
But look…with eyes, with heart,
and see a vessel…the only one which
can cross Styx

Love has slain the ferryman, and
flows to hearts, two hearts
and weaves…turns straw into gold
Have you courage to turn from the shiny clipper
from the santa maria, the pinta and nina?

Francis Drake and pirates rove the seas, and perils wait
this ship is small (NOT)…shabby (silky and homey)
and passes unnoticed under the arrogant eyes
and takes me to her and her to me
and we to the land that’s beyond the sea

Rose behind the Sun, light behind the stars
Shine on us and lead us home


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