Monday, May 11, 2015

Hauled Out

A skipper keen on maintaining the means 
by which his dreams navigate the straights,
 coves, currents, tides, and shorelines --

hauls his boat once a year. The barnacle clad 
bottom needs washed and scraped and painted. 
The keel needs repaired. Rudders want debrided.
 Bronze craves a polish. Bright work begs 
  a sanding followed by a buffed glassy shine. 

Haul me out. 

I need my transom primed - prepared 
for my new name -- a fresh 
christening every time.