Dawn passage through the Dardanelles on MV Nautica
On the trail of a man known as The Coastwatcher

A lover’s final words


An entry in the Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry

I want to share my heart with you
At our last time to see each other
We will not again hug each other
We will not again smile at each other
We will only our missing each other

Since time will determine our love
Distance will separate us like a wall
Influences will sway us like a wind
Commitments will evade us like a wave
Desire of knowledge will chase us like a dog

I will no longer see but I recall you
I will no longer hug you but I remember you
I will no longer embrace you but evoke you
I will no longer touch you but treasure you
I will no longer smile at you but admire you

Since you are away from my presence
I wish not to be apart but it happens
My wishes for you are perhaps just vanity
For you are in the confined vicinity
But wait and time will come to reunite us


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