Saturday, Stornoway

N 58°12’33” – W 6°23’23”

Merlin by the jetty.
Skipper Oliver
Welcomes us aboard.
We wonder at ourselves
Our familiarities
Our strangeness
Our planned
Cohabitation, collaboration, collusion, collision.
If ships are shes
Is Merlin a she too?
We’re here
We’re aboard her now
But not here yet,
No time to arrive
Before it’s time to depart.