Country boy

ran shoe-less 

down dirt roads.

Sold a bushel for a nickel

on only paved road in town.

Threw away football

for a compass.

Fell in deep for oceans.

Joined the Navy.

Favored sailing

seven seas.

Love kept

him sailing back.

Her love guided 

though storms,

he's always 

anchored to her.

She waited barefoot 

on Carolina shore

among bouquets

of sand-dollars

rich in his love.