And now, what if, perhaps, courage is best expressed by turning off our computers?
December 9, 2021
I Set Sail Not Because
I set sail not because it is a kind sea,
or an angry sea, or a beguiling sea,
or a wise sea, or a blind sea,
or a lonely sea.
For the sea is none of those things;
and the sea is all of those things.
Know, rather, that I set sail
because it is the sea,
and because I have sailed
all the days of my life,
and the sea has borne me so well.
Recently Banned Literature, September 21, 2013
(four days before the passing of my mother)
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Categories: New Poems & Pieces, Recently Banned Literature
Tags: Computers, Courage, Death, Departures, Diaries, Journals, Memory, My Mother, The Sea