The Last Ferry

      by Penny Harter, Tanya McDonald, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Raven Chronicles Journal #24, the “home” issue, page 123. Written 16 October 2009 aboard the Puyallup ferry between Seattle and Bainbridge Island, Washington.


that distant island
there, not there
morning mist                                                                     Penny

        the loon disappears
        mist on her glasses                                                  Tanya

mist obscures
a black dorsal fin
winter rains                                                                        Michael

        threading shore pines
        a valley of mist                                                          Penny

heavy mist
a seagull feather
rides the current                                                              Tanya

        the last ferry home
        missed                                                                          Michael