Wood and Steel - by Brian Narelle

February 9, 2016

Wood and Steel

 

first day at sea
The steel deck hums

 

Rolling ocean bringing back dreams
Of wooden ships and creaking ropes

 

Wood once home to squirrel and bird

Roots knowing darkness and moisture

 

This steel ship knows no life
But for the guest in my cabin

 

A ladybug has stowed away with me

 

I place her in the steel drawer
Of the steel desk
On the steel ship

 

I bring her water
And bits of food
This ambassador of all living things
Trapped in a cold steel world

 

That bug, a living icon
Impossibly red with magic black spots
I fell in love with her
And all creation at the same time

 

But she did not survive

 

Heartbroken in mid-Atlantic
A burial at sea
Inside a matchbox coffin

 

The only wood I could find

 

- Brian Narelle

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