Dogs 2014

STEADY HORIZONS
(5/31/14)


in boot
camp
they told us
when seas
are rough
to focus upon
the skyline

find
the unchanging
element
in the
environment
and anchor
your perceptions
there

there were
no instructions
for when the
soul spins

the spirit
dips
in and out
of psychic
swells

nothing
in the Blue
Jacket Manual
to cover
those extremes
of personal
metaphysics

perhaps
that was why
the only other
approved
reading material
was
The Bible

another book
with plenty
of good
sailing advice

and just
as many
warnings