Ocean Haiku


by Dana Africa

Deep cobalt blue sea
Saturates my eyes and soul
I carry you home.

Leave your safe haven
deceived by a shiny hook
mahi mahi fish.

Graceful, curious
wary of our spectacle
albatross drafting

Capricious wind comes
Splatters paint across the deck
Nature creates art


Paint chips and rust fly
Needlegun aria is
Heavy metal sound


Dana Africa is an able-bodied seaman on the R/V Thompson ship's crew.