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Tragedy at Sea

An ocean blue
The morning hue
The beauty of a beach.

The wind swept sands
Where a jetty stands
But only white caps here to reach.

The mind is miffed
The rest adrift
And thoughts of broken hull.

A time to atone
By this sinking throne
Accompanied only by a gull.

A sight then to watch
A triangular notch
Upon the ocean’s tip.

White clouds a gloss
A flying albatross
The triangle is now a ship.

Aboard, wet and sore
I hear “quarter to four”
Mates pass by in evening fleece.

The tragedy at sea
The rescue of me
That failed; I now rest in peace.

By Kenny Lancisi