Thursday, October 6, 2011

Goodbye Kamaya

I stepped off my boat for the very last time
The home I had lived in for three years
A life where I had seen many things
That I might never see again

I watched dolphins leap from the bow
On nights when the moon disappeared
They left a trail of glittering light
Like a mirror of the stars

I swam beside a humpback whale
As she drifted through the ocean
She lifted her tail, curved her back
Plunged deep into the sea

I looked down a volcano’s mouth
At the deadly lava within
A piece of pumas spewed up high
Flying past my head

I turned and faced my sailboat
I thought of the places I’d been
Friends I'd made and islands I'd seen
Sad to watch it end

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful Maya! Who knew you're a poet too! You & the rest of the Kamayans were so blessed with this amazing 3 yr adventure. Tim & Ruth rock, big time, for going for it! I'll miss reading the blog. If possible, you should upload it to a family book for each of you to treasure the memories & photos. I'll remember fondly my visit with you all in Mexico. Ahoy for now... :) Elena (CA).

Ruth said...

Maya, I cry everytime I read your poem. We had such an amazing time on Kamaya. I am so sad she's not with us anymore. We'll have to go back to the ocean someday, hopefully sooner than later.

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