Wanted


Delicate wish-chaser

 the voyage can turn

into the middle passage

at anytime.

Patience is measured

by what was drained from dreams,

by whatever was pushed aside

in desire’s wake,

by the amount saved

to be spent

when the time has become late.

Ships become small and stale

as days pass,

the captain becomes

less kind

and land is further away.

But persistence earns

freedom

never wanted.

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14 thoughts on “Wanted

  1. This is exceptional–I love the things patience is measured by. I really enjoyed this a lot–and admit I haven’t visited here in a long while (what was I thinking?).

  2. “Patience is measured by what was drained from dreams …” just excellent writing. Really loved reading this whole poem.

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