Navy Sailor Engineering Under the Waterline


Shaded walls of gray I see

reflections of an empty me

the knight without a sharpened sword

He walks the ship at sea abroad..


A caged leopard with dull spots

a sunny day that is not hot

A light that shines upon a face

blindness shows no man grace


An empty mind that’s full of thoughts

cannot sell the time that’s bought

shadows of the man in me, no reflections from the sea

a  rain drop falls down from the sky

it is a tear from a hollow eye


I walk the day in a florescent dim

work until I break a limb

I lay down to rest my bones

thinking of civilian homes

and so it goes, an injured me

until the light, I’ll wait, I’ll see..





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