“The Long View”

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 20″ x 16″
Year: 2018


Bones of old ships baking in the sun

The mast of an ancient whale

That swallowed the sailor’s son

Observed, measured,

And duly noted

In the book of numbers

That’s being written now

But never will be done


The allure of the sea

The stairway to heaven

The ticket rendered

For breaking the number seven


The distant ship

On the horizon

The tunes of college dorm rooms

In search of the front lines

In a battle

Waged within


All of it here to see

If you slow down

And separate the many from the few

And take the long view

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