Donald Seyerle

War Sloop

Out of Nantucket by New England coast,
The mainsail is unfurled in a light breeze,
Jib waiting for an ocean breeze.
A starboard tack is not to be found;
The port tack somewhere around;
Island coast listless;
a setting before me.
The sloop Jeremiah rides the crest
At stately ocean rest.

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