Stevieslaw: Inspiration (a work in progress)

It blew in against the tide
with so little fanfare
that it startled the longshoremen,
who had taken to rust in the salt air.
The smiles of self-congratulation
rivalled the blaze of the rising sun.
“For patience and perseverance,”
said a hanger-on
who had practiced neither.

Tonight all along the long shore
The scritch of pencil on paper.

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