We are

Inspired by walking on the beach and watching my
husband's ship pull out of the bay.

We do not carry a weapon
     but we fight
We do not stand watch
     but we are always watching
We do not walk the decks
  or climb the ladders
     but we know how
We have never ridden out a storm
  or been rocked to sleep by waves
     but we sleep with the ocean in our ears
We are not sailors
     but we love one
We are the women who look to the sea
     until the sea brings him home

Angel Yount