Poet’s Corner: Home

So hoist the sails

and cast her off

We’re free

as we can be

Leave the mainland

far behind

And head her

out to sea

Forget the stragglers

Let ’em stay

Set the course

in stone

Do not waver

Do not stray

Steer her straight

for home

Steve Ewing is a dock builder living in Edgartown with his wife Claudia. Steve is the town’s first poet laureate.