Safe Harbor

Sails furled at the calm water bay

drifting toward port as ghosts of long summer

spent on seas with a will set to break us

A banner torn free floats by

‘Safe harbor is a myth’ in bloody letters

Still we drift on

and come to that city waiting

where the faces are hidden, eyes averted

where voices speak as if from a distance

pulling away from us—

the water’s edge before tsunami

Where everything is still like that

and silent 

waiting for the horizon to rise from the dead

Reminder to check your voting registration. Takes less than a minute. We’re already seeing concerted efforts to restrict voting rights—don’t let your rights be taken away from you. Oh, and if you are registered, don’t forget to VOTE.

Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash

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