Eden’s Song

by Harry

Posted for Notehelfer

We are ships
crafted for the high`seas
grown content in land`locked
pools The canvas of our sails
long torn from our masts
turned now to bedding

The hot winds
we so causally here curse
once carried us wide on the main
salty then & Oh so fresh upon
our faces when we stood
the first watch


We were young
unafraid of the deep places
the dark night & the raging storm
afraid only of our transparency
in the eyes of those whose
foundations are stone

The harbor
offering us safe moorage
became then instead our berth
turned the sea`men we were
into merchants marketing
their birth rights

Tales of the sea
soon replaced life at sea
our keels sinking ever deeper
into the silken sand of the
shallow harbor turned
now our prison

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