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Kumiko Hawkes - Shizen Photography (Gabriola Island)


First Light

written by: Gerry Stefanson



Queue in line to gain a berth,
trunk to be checked.
Dock to gangplank, motion
sway, as feet feel deck.
Sails flap, then crack
as rope strains, gain sea legs.

Then free, as in past as in before.
Kraken below storms above,
bitterness in departure adventure afar
guided by sky chart and star.

Knowledge of floatage never
guarantees safe passage.
Comings and goings
life on the sea,
the price to be
at a much later fate,
the sailors lament.



Passages series photography by Kumiko Hawkes – Shizen Photography

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