Love Poem: Ides of Gitchigumi

Ides of Gitchigumi

scorned sailor's warnings
turbines chewed November gales
writhing hawsers coil
swirl purple sundowns
cackling, taunting, demons deep
scaling mountain waves
last love message sealed
nod to comrade's final fate
flashes up ahead
Split Rock Lighthouse near
Superior's saving light
Davy's Locker scorned
loved ones exhale fear
raise a pint to brotherhood
distant nightmares sleep