pirate ship

for Sonyusha

There — beyond the window
in the black starless night —
quick quick — sails full
and leaning leaning barely dipping
as it cuts racing — almost too fast
and black as the night black
as the water as the moonless sky
and you see it —
no lights but the dim glow
within the cabin
you see it with me but is there anyone —
anyone else — the fishermen on the shore —
in the little boat the ship raced past
not so late that there wouldn’t be
couldn’t be anyone else —

But no — see it silent and fast
Night itself becoming the thing we seek —
becoming beams and masts
black sails
and from within — a yellow glow
the treasure gold
revealed — even as it’s stolen away.

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