Addie & Jorge, Bainbridge Island

 

It was worth it,

we said, 

even though we missed

the first ferry

 

 

and the second ferry

was full so we had to wait in my old Cadillac

in the hot sun

for two hours

 

 

(my Caddy doesn't have a/c).

It was

worth it

 

 

to watch

the seagulls circling

and Seattle shrinking

behind,

 

 

to stand

in the wind

and

 

 

feel

the ground

shaking under our feet

 

 

as the giant

engines

came to life,

 

 

to feel

that tremor in

our bones

 

 

 like a voice

of thunder,

saying, 

 

 

"You

are

here."

 

Danielle ShullComment