Desert Cup Sailing the High Sea

To a certain Sea Captain.  –Love, Michelle

Like sand the foam rises and crusts over

spilling onto the saucer turquoise

five bolts form a pentagon shape

bubbling foam beholden to a lover

red, white, and blue

sprinkles buoying the world tossing

in the violet teal sways of the ocean

delivering freedom


to all nations

reflect endless possibilities

not to who we were or to where we have been

but to who we might be when we are where we could be

–freedom, even

in a rearview mirror

of a sailboat

sailing the high sea.

–Michelle Dorris, copyright, 10/26/17