We Went On The Boat (a sonnet for David)

We Went On The Boat (a Sonnet for David)
By ROSTI

It was our pride and joy, that boat…our prize.
We’d go to Key West every year in fall,
After summer downpours left the noon.
We made our pact there as we both had suffered
from the plague ungluing all our lives.
Now I’m here next to David’s pallid body –
pale blue masque on, jaw a slack, grotesque.
He made the leap; he had escaped, was gone
Upon a journey I could not attend.
He left me all alone to sail solo,
Yet, He was captain and I his lowly mate.
Who would pull the spinnaker to catch the breeze?
Or talk with me as a person, unaffected?
Now, I was all alone just cast upon the water…

I sold that boat…

 
© Richard A. Martin, Jr., MD, CPC, 2016

We Went On The Boat

We Went On The Boat
We Went On The Boat
    We Went on the Boat

by ROSTI 

 

It was our pride and joy, that boat.

We’d go to Key West every Fall.

We made our pact there as we both suffered from the plague.

 

Now I’m here next to David’s cold body – pale blue masque on.

He made the leap; he had escaped.

 

I sold that boat…

 

© Richard A. Martin, Jr., 2016