Light and Shadow

Light and Shadow

By:  Garland Davis


A misty haze spreads

across the wakes of

ships in formation

as dusk raises blue shadows.


The day melts away

in a twilight of fire

losing the flame

to a mist of smoke.


Stars and constellations

flame above in the night

as the horizon takes day’s light.

I find comfort in the sounds

of water and the ship’s muted noise.

The splash of fish that fly

as they fall back to the sea.


These things from the days of youth

cause me to lament that one

can never go back to the life before.


A native of North Carolina, Garland Davis has lived in Hawaii since 1987. He always had a penchant for writing but did not seriously pursue it until recently. He is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University, where he majored in Business Management. Garland is a thirty-year Navy retiree and service-connected Disabled Veteran.