8.do not wish to die.

or any day. do not wish to hide

do not wish to run

to take the boat and steer

to take the hiatus i fear

it crossed so many times

each time delivering

some time sinking

while we are shouting that

we do not wish to die

my son

***

wrote of it before

the last crossing

having paid the price we hope to be delivered

knowing that in depth we drown

***

the island blessed

sandy tracks to wander

in memory

like birds we flew

now it comes commercial

no crossing