Wrecks, poetry by Gerry Stefanson at Spillwords.com
Kumiko Hawkes - Shizen Photography (Gabriola Island)



written by: Gerry Stefanson



Though none are designed,
in plan or construction,
With a tragic demise in their future,
Ships are partial to dramatic destruction.

So many, slide under the storm,
Land on a reef, barrel roll below.
As we do in life, in general
we don’t paint a picture of lovers
crashing on to or in to
actual reefs, rocks, docks.

Then spreading the debris of disaster all over their
friends, families, work mates and any total stranger
with earshot in some nefarious rum shack.
But we do, or they do.
Never a good life preserver at hand
when you’re going down like the Suzanne E.



Passages series photography by Kumiko Hawkes – Shizen Photography

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