Pirate Booty

I went down to the sea side
to hunt
for peace and treasure
the tide was low
my mood was lower
the water’s distant roar
and hundreds beat me there

all sea glass gone
no baubles found
nothing left
for my pirate heart

I took to talking
fellow seekers
of treasure
and dreams

In a blink I find
my pirate heart
aboard a ship at sail
spending time
spirits free
unteathered from care and woe

captain Gale strong young pirate lass
no one’s taking her booty
or boody
or taking her for granted
we shared an adventure
we shared a drink
we shared a laugh and quiet companionship

we sailed out to the end of the earth
in the blink of an eye
the beat of a heart
barely time
for pirate cowboy coffee

we sailed back to the beach with the tide
waves breaking over
the ship
the crew
the visitors passing through
huge and exciting
yet washing away nothing
but bringing newly sought out dreams

back to the beach
captain Gale
ny new friend
let me pick from her stash of booty
her oath
a friend is a friend
for life and past
a treasure for a treasure is just

from rings and charms and shiny things
a treasure chest to choose
and me, one thing thing
that called to me
a tattered
copper tipped
chipped and weathered
fountain pen
to capture the words
and dreams
I treasure

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