Gnarled Wooden Post

Wood on Blue Silk

Gnarled Wooden Post

Felled in the forest many years before

Stripped and shaped by the teeth of a saw

Driven deep, deep, deep into estuary mud

A dependable anchorage for many a year

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vessels secured by chafing ropes

A transit post to flee the famine

Fisherman, soldiers, merchants I’ve seen them all

Galleons, schooners, big and small

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Idle and alone I stand today

The river’s debris batters my side

Salt water into my wounds on the incoming tide

Gnarled and old, but here I’ll stay

Meticulous Mick

19 thoughts on “Gnarled Wooden Post

    1. I sure did write it. I liked the picture but on its own didn’t think it stood out enough (called it wood on silk). So I tried putting words to it. Very grateful for your incredible support Anna. Have a great day in Sweden, MM 💚

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