nebula Jupiter a dozen dead cannons
plus a silhouette on an opposite inlet of Maeve
steeped in fog and her own thoughts branch in hand
a beacon in a wool vest soft-edged she stands over an ocean blank
of fish not the roiling silver into which old-timers once dipped pails
for a week’s worth of meals today the port opens onto space so cold
if you fall from the boat they must strip you and hit you with your clothes
Tina Cane was born and raised in New York City. She is a poet, teacher and founder/director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Barrow Street, Hanging Loose, The Literary Review and Spinning Jenny. She lives outside of Providence with her husband and their three children.