On the Rocks

You cannot come with me

on my journey

for these days my traveling companions

are selected with a more discerning eye

the same one which now inspects you

and finds flaws.


Former first mates

were less rigorously scrutinized.

If they hopped easily aboard

I thought them seaworthy

and pointed them

in the direction of the helm.


Some find it sad

how I now choose to travel alone

when it could so easily be otherwise.

I say

entrusting your course to other navigators

can end in shipwrecks.

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