Inspired by Pablo Neruda's poem, "Here I Love You", quoted in part:
Sometimes I get up early and even my soul is wet.
Far away the sea sounds and resounds.
This is a port.
Here I love you.
Here I love you and the horizon hides you in vain.
I love you still among these cold things.
Sometimes my kisses go on those heavy vessels
that cross the sea towards no arrival.
I see myself forgotten like those old anchors.
* * *
It is winter. A crow looks east over the Chesapeake Bay.