Comes like a dreaded stalker in the night.
Sailing silently 'cross the azure sea,
Perilous thoughts floating in his mind's sight.
He recalls a time, seems so long ago,
(As he aimlessly raises the mainmast);
Friends, a lover; deceptions of youth,
A cracked window into a fractured past.
He thought of that spring; they had been so young,
He and they having just come out of school.
His lover and he, a kiss they had shared,
But a secret he'd kept--he'd been a fool.
Even then, he had still been a pirate,
Though he had never revealed it to her.
Mistakes he'd made, other pirates betrayed--
They'd come for revenge, his wrath to incur.
He'd tried to stop them; he lost his real hand,
And she went down to stay with Davy Jones.
Now like a lost dog with nowhere to go,
He sails under the wretched skull and bones.