Tuesday, February 8, 2022


If ever you dare 
to look 
more closely,

you'll likely see 
that, yes, 
hope floats—

but only 
on its own notion. 

Step to the edge 
of the stern 
and peer over, 

and you're liable 
to notice—

it's nothing 
but identical 
hope boats receding,

little by little,
as the distance grows 
beneath you

all the way down 
to directionless