The Last Ferry

by Penny Harter, Tanya McDonald, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Raven Chronicles Journal #24, the “home” issue, page 123. Written 16 October 2009 aboard the Puyallup ferry between Seattle and Bainbridge Island, Washington.

that distant island

there, not there

morning mist Penny

the loon disappears

mist on her glasses Tanya

mist obscures

a black dorsal fin

winter rains Michael

threading shore pines

a valley of mist Penny

heavy mist

a seagull feather

rides the current Tanya

the last ferry home

missed Michael