Gondole waiting

Parked gondole waiting for prospective passengers
The gondola promises a royal treatment for the duration of the tour,
the only boat that can make such promise.

It’s not the brocaded seat that attracts me,
but the long oar and its fulcrum, the forcola.

I have no desire to sit.
I want to stand and row.

Sea and sky

Little Cayman: the Sound
Blue and green reverberate inside me.

A slice of Little Cayman from a boat
I close my eyes and I think blue — sky blue and water blue.

Little Cayman seen from a boat
I open my eyes and I remember green.

I will hold this gift of colors close to my heart until I see you again, Little Cayman.