A ship captain stands
Lonely on the deck
The spray blowing in his face
The smell of salt invading his nose
As he stares into the water
He begins to reflect back upon his life
And the roads he took which led him here
To this very moment, to this day
He begins to wonder "what if"
And thought maybe it wasn't worth it
Nothing was ever fair, he thought
Gazing into the sea
So many hardships I've endured,
So much pain I have felt
I have lived a long, hard life
Which no one understands.
The captain lifts a hand to his cheek
Which is wet and salty
But not even he knows
If it's because of the ocean or his tears
He stares at his fingers a few moments
Lost in thought
Then slowly removes his captain's hat
The fabric brushing his skin lovingly
Like an old friend
He smiles gently
And places the hat on the deck
For his first mate to find.
He climbs over the railing
Jumps off into the water
And sinks below the waves thinking
Nothing is ever fair.