Elsewhere

November 18, 2012

There once lived a girl,
Bright eyes full of bliss,
Between a lake and the sea.
She loved the water like
A sibling, taking it in her
Strong arms every morning.

Over time, her longing grew;
The years took with them her
Satisfaction with the world’s
Darkened sunset above.
Finally, she decided to leave.

She’d found a tall oak by
The river that would do;
A good hour with an axe,
And another to pull it back
Towards town, and she
Was ready to build.

She spent days sanding and
Refining the tree’s rugged
Planks and bark into a vessel
Worthy of sailing across her sea.
After all, what she really wanted
More than anything at all was
To be elsewhere.

The call of the west wind would
Prove too great for her to resist,
So she took off before sunrise
Never to return.

MSBQ

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