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POEM: Cape Charles

Cape Charles

I send you a video
from the edge of everything,
watching a line of cargo ships
lay siege to the horizon.
A laughing gull interrupts
the recording — he doesn’t know
it’s you I’m talking to.
Midway through, I’m startled
by the ancient queen
of a half-glimpsed realm:
an osprey atop her nest in the bay.
You prefer mountains and that’s fine,
but for me it’s horizons every time.
But I could learn to love mountains too,
as long as I get to climb with you.

/ / /

20 April 2024
Cape Charles VA
NaPoWriMo Day 20

Published in My poems NaPoWriMo2024 Poetry


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