by Annette Schrab Clark

buoy to keep me afloat
calm waves to cradle my boat
weight on my anchor
to keep me to my moor
from adrift off into the sea
away and aimlessly again
compass to steer from storms
sun from fears keep me warm
a fish to put on my hook
fuel of flames as I cook
nourishment in my feed
enriching my every need
bright the stars above lull
sleep in tales I dream of
the rest upon my wake
the joys in which I partake
the plot of my navigation
to a curious destination
this is all of all I ask of within
in which waters I bask
the all of that I call my own
and the freedom from being alone
breath in prayers and
the ascent of
sent thank yous and

© Annette Schrab Clark