The traveler was an old friend
We go way back – Kazakhstan, Minneapolis and Joburg
We met in Hamburg after all these years
Had Dinner on Reeperbahn
After the time had come to say good-bye
On a Bridge at Hafen-City
He turned around and went straight to the Harbour
Where his boat was lying at anchor.
I have never seen him again
Nor do I expect to do so.
Last thing I heard,
That was in October ’17
Was that he had set sail for Gibraltar
Back to where he was born
And then heading for Africa…
(Hafen City, Hamburg in March 2018)