in tow

my life a wake

behind father’s boat

free yet in tow


in tow, traversing

glass, crisp ruffles, rough whitecaps

a capricious landscape

when I fall or let go

the boat will return


©️2018 Ontheland

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018, Finding the Way, July 15 to August 14

19 thoughts on “in tow

      1. I like the old black and white photos from simple cameras. It’s amazing what you can see in them. I don’t miss having to get film developed and storing more and more photos (the collection I have is enough).

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  1. I know the “fall” part well. I tried skiing once, when I was 29. My scuba buddy took us out on Sodus Bay, east of Rochester. After 4 or 5 spectacular spills (upright 10 seconds each time – maybe), I had enough. Meanwhile, my 2 1/2 year-old son was frantically crying on the boat, because Daddy was getting battered. I continued scuba for another fifteen years. I figured I was safer underwater.

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