The Meeting of Opposites

13 February 2022

By Philip Kuepper

In profile, the boat sits
a smile on the water,
fore to aft, aft to fore,
shaped in an upward curve,
a smile with which to greet the scowl of the sea,
like a friendly, trusting child,
a boat saved by its in-built buoyancy,
and its innocence, maneuvering
through the snarling,
incisor-sharp waves.

(12 January 2022)

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