Promethean Pirates

Sea Glass - 12"x 9" x 2” broken stained glass mounted on opaque glass and wooden frame

Promethean Pirates

In the channel

thick milk dark azure troughs,

the hollows of cream whipped waves,

cup in supplication like empty hands -

begging bowls, from which this ship has slipped away.


On this beam sea

the wind, swift whistling mist,

splits on the rocking bow.

Ice-white salt

showers the port.

Sea spray and brine bands of phantom color

haunt heeling starboard rails -

a wailing band of thieves stealing fire from the sun.


Outside this landlocked window

incandescent yellow flags fly defiant against the grey.


The sea is in the wind.

11 November 2013, Kingston, NY