Safe in the cove

Cloistered and safe

With sandy bars

Lined with trees

Days were warm

Spent on sand

With gentle waves

Kissing my feet

Moonlight filtered

Through the palms

Wandered gently

Into my dreams

Now my boat

Silent unnoticed

Has left the cove

Into the sea

I watch with fear

The distant shore

Land starts fading

Growing faint

Furious winds

Gathering speed

Trap me further

In rising waves

Life has turned

Upside down

And I am drowning

In its wake