This is a poem for troubled times, an allegory of sorts, short, and I wish helpful and hopeful. Be strengthened in your sailing.
VESSELS IN THE TEAR
how does one
the keel hangs
cracked and the sails flap
and the bailing bucket falls overboard, when
twists hysterically liked an eel
on a hook? perhaps
then it is
best to release
and loosen the jib and main and knot
oneself to the mast, to follow
frightening lists and unknown
to ride the writhe
Roger Baker is the author of Rabbit Lane: Memoir of a Country Road. The book tells the true life story of an obscure farm road and its power to transform the human heart. The book is available in print and for Kindle at Amazon. See Rabbit Lane reviewed in Words and Pictures.