Safe Harbor – Mitchell David Ring

Sails furled at the calm water bay

drifting toward port as ghosts of long summer

spent on seas with a will set to break us

A banner torn free floats by

‘Safe harbor is a myth’ in bloody letters

Still we drift on

and come to that city waiting

where the faces are hidden, eyes averted

where voices speak as if from a distance

pulling away from us—

the water’s edge before tsunami

Where everything is still like that

and silent 

waiting for the horizon to rise from the dead

Reminder to check your voting registration. Takes less than a minute. We’re already seeing concerted efforts to restrict voting rights—don’t let your rights be taken away from you. Oh, and if you are registered, don’t forget to VOTE.

Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash

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Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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