In honour of Father’s Day, and to continue yesterday’s theme of my love for the ocean, here’s a poem from my poetry collection, Ignite. Enjoy 😀Blessings on all the fathers, and all the stories, beginning, and ending, and beginning again…❤️
He took off his tie
The woman beckoned me to the bridge
The salmon were leaping.
Dad shared a memory with me recently.
It was a song that sparked it, played
by the guitarist doing covers
in the restaurant where we ate.
I saw Dad as a young man
taking off his tie to cast off
office life for adventure at sea.
I add this image to my own story, a preface
to well preserved childhood memories
of so many salt scented holidays.
The sea has always beckoned me, and
now I know a little more of why –
because Dad took off his tie.
How do the salmon know where to return
to after years spent maturing at sea?
Because I saw it myself, they do know,
that somewhere just upriver from that bridge
where I watched them fight the flow
is where their own story must return,
to begin again.
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