A castaway trying for a better life
all aboard feeling winters bite.
Huge waves roll over the bow. Wow
how the wind howls bouncing me up
and down as I cry for shelter. Rough
seas beg me to turn tail
and I whine
forcing makeshift reef and bowlines
because torn sails from wind and rain
leave me playing dead in waves.
I’m only hoping I can set a course
for foreign shores,
and feel the sand beneath my paws.