LIGHT ON WATER (FALMOUTH)
First published in June 2021
sun playing 'Catch as catch can'
with the waves, two brash seagulls
joining in the game.
Afternoon, a more
breeze feathering the surface, sun
burying its face in white-topped waters.
Come evening, sea
sleepy, smooth as silk, moon streaking black
waters with silver, barges, liners, sailing boats
spilling fierce gold light
from every porthole.