Camille Scordis '21

She fell for the Sailor  

who set his course and  

sailed swiftly over the sea.

Scudding like a cloud  

across the blue expanse,

he sought the end of the universe,

the final crest of the ocean.  

When at last he found it,

he sent a letter south,

nestled inside was his question for her:

how much do you love me?  

For weeks he sat upon his ship  

awaiting her reply.

He spent his hours fishing over the horizon  

and mending the sails and tightening the halyards.  

At long last he heard  

her whisper wandering to him

across the waves.

The Sailor looked up  

and laughed into the face

of the cosmos.