Quartermaster

Top of clouds, coloured sky (Photo: Faye Sarras)

While we age in common view
Forgetting soon is nothing new
The top of clouds, the coloured sky
Distant swells, storm waves high
Our speed and bearing do restrain
Unnoticed until we feel the pain
Frequencies, bandwidth extended
Signalling till the broadcast ended.

Wei Santang is a scholar born and educated in the Far West in the second half of the 20th century. Faye Sarras teaches English and records the activities of plants from the mountains to the garden to the kitchen. Faye and Santang are the authors of In Solar Terms. Read other articles by Wei.