Sailor
Language: English 
He sat upon the rolling deck
Half a world away from home,
And smoked a Capstan cigarette
And watched the blue waves tipped with foam.

He had a mermaid on his arm,
An anchor on his breast,
And tattooed on his back he had
A blue bird in a nest.

I am God --
Without one friend,
Alone in my purity
World without end.

Below me young lovers
Tread the sweet ground --
But I am God --
I cannot come down.

Spring!
Life is love!
Love is life only!
Better to be human
Than God -- and lonely.

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This text was added to the website: 2021-01-22
Line count: 21
Word count: 95