Di Leonardo – Old Boat

OLD BOAT

(Inspired by Colin Page’s Painting “War Horse” Oil, 2013.)

My neighbor to the left
has a tarped boat.
Unmoved for years
it sits on the driveway.

Tonight, rain drums on
it relentlessly.
The blue tarp flaps
and billows under
frayed ropes.

Alone, at my window
I can’t sleep. I wait,
wait for the sky to pour
life under that boat.
I wait.

(Emerging stars, Hon. Mention, Beret Days Press, 2010.)
 

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