My Life on the Water in Four Haikus, age 30

1.  Winter

With lovers I fight

to not be their twin, every

day take myself back.


2.  Spring

Like a small child, the

sea wakes me at night without

remorse or regret.


3.  Summer

Is there a place in-

side the hulls where I can write

into the old wood?


4.  Autumn

When the sea dreams, bird

feathers on its back make brief

tattoos and waves sigh.