I moved at angles 
across a perpendicular landscape
until you introduced me to the sea, 
and I became free atop the rigging, 
tying up stories and memories 
as we traversed 
along unpredictable waves,
and now, I am ashore, 
hammer in hand and sewing sails,
designing a standard I still haven’t seen, 
I was almost a knight; now I’m a pirate,
and I want to sail my ship. 

By Heidi Turner