Meander in reflection,
merging sky land sea, shimmering
replica. The ship stands calm,
silent in regard. My mirror
breaks into the shiver of wind,
pushing me back through this day.
As to the poem, I had gotten a children’s book of sijo poetry out of the library (Tap Dancing on the Roof), and was interested to try the form. Originally a Korean song in 3 lines, modern poets sometimes break it into 6, which worked better for me. Numbers of syllables are involved, and the last line is supposed to provide a twist on the first two. You can read more about writing a sijo here.