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I love the freshness and colors of sunrise. Specialist II danced past as I prepared myself for work one early morning last week. At this hour the water, sky, and human culture between
changed hues as often as . . . dawn light does.
And not to be undone by Specialist II, Pegasus sashayed in from the east, as the two ducks positioned themselves to ride a bow wave. Surferducks, according to my field guide.
do-si-do with a bluish bone-in-the-teeth
and keep going
and away they go and
although I saw a friend arrive from inland headed for sea, my work compelled me inland, and we passed like . . .. I knew that after watching this dance in this light, no work or life challenges, no — anything could fluster me for at least a day and longer.
Specialist II: 1956, ex-The Chief and Curly B. 84′ loa x 26. run as its own company out of Montauk.
Pegasus: 2006, ex-Al Cenac. 75′ loa x 26′. run by Metropolitan Marine Transportation of Staten Island.