How to Sail

The stop-and-start
chatter and wail
of clouds, like young
children fighting over toys,
is to be expected,
an abrupt, not exactly
ambient end to a
sea excursion taken
on the leeward side of
a waning, doubtful
day. Don’t be caught
with your joy unfurled.
Wind will do what wind does.

 

 

This poem also appears in, The Treasures That Prevail, a collection of poems by Jen Karentick, published by Whitepoint Press.

 

 

About the Poet:
Miami-based poet, writer, journalist and dining critic Jen Karetnick is the author of three full-length books of poetry and four poetry chapbooks. Her work has appeared in TheAtlantic.com, december, Guernica, One, Painted Bride Quarterly, Spillway and Verse Daily, among other publications. She works as the Creative Writing Director at Miami Arts Charter School and as a freelance writer and cookbook author.

 

 

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