…storm on Sydney Harbour, June 11, 2011 – Rose van Son

silence here…
from the back
the silence of the anchor
dipping then drifting
The Sirius and Lady Juliana following
 close
in the back drifts
gates open
ferries spill
rain
soaks
Dorothea Mackellar’s song
umbrellas turn
inside out
wind
outruns
the passing tide