“Always will be”

On a cruise ship, somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, I came up from downstairs and Marcella was sleeping. I woke her up for a moment that we spoke only a few words. I told her that the ship was rocking and the waters were rough, but she said that she knew that. I told her I loved her, and she went back to sleep. A thought came to me, and I walked out onto the terrace.  I was feeling the wind, and looking at the crescent moon. Then the words below came to me.

Always Will 

The winds are howling. 

The ship is rocking 

Not the peace we had before

Foundation shifting 


Yet the Moon softly lights 

The dark night 

The wild ocean 

Like it did before 

Like it always will


And you are with me

I feel you

Your breath

Your touch

Your peace 


And you will be here 

When all this calms

I know this

Because you were before

You always will be 


The winds will subside

Skies will brighten

And we will walk in a glow 

Hand in hand 

Like we did before. 

Like we always will

Always will 


Joseph Fox, February 23, 2018