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Equilibrium

written by: Ken Allan Dronsfield

@KenKadfield

 

Why do we sail?

Why set off towards a horizon

that shall never be reached?

Adrift in this unforgiving sea,

it seems we can never stop.

We sail close-hauled; sailing

in only 30 degrees of wind.

It's a perfect equilibrium;

a true balance of the mind and soul,

of our wants versus our needs.

Between the forces of wind in the sails,

the weight of the keel, and held only by

the laws of gravity.

Yes, equilibrium...in the center

of the infinite blue waters.

I know the horizon is my destiny;

sailing is my love, my never-ending journey

waiting for no man, only the wind.

Ken Allan Dronsfield

Ken Allan Dronsfield

Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran, prize winning poet and fabulist from New Hampshire, now residing on the plains of Oklahoma. He is widely published in magazines, journals, reviews and anthologies throughout the US and abroad. He has three poetry collections, "The Cellaring", 80 poems of light horror, paranormal, weird and wonderful work. His second book, "A Taint of Pity", contains 52 Life Poems Written with a Cracked Inflection. Ken's third poetry collection, "Zephyr's Whisper", 64 Poems and Parables of a Seasonal Pretense, and includes his poem, "With Charcoal Black, Version III", selected as the First Prize Winner in Realistic Poetry International's recent Nature Poem Contest. Ken won First Prize for his Haiku on Southern Collective Experience. He's been nominated three times for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net for 2016-2018. Ken loves writing, hiking, thunderstorms, and spending time with his cats Willa and Yumpy.
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