Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tall Ships 1 & 2


the ship turns
maneuvers to
a broadside
each gun fires at will
searching for
the blow to
end the battle


she's a warship
a feminine killer
languid on gentle blue
ready to snort
pungent clouds
of hot metal
deadly flowers
to greet her

©Eusebeia Philos 2013

These two micro-poems were initially written as tweets while visiting a Tall Ships festival on the Great Lakes. A naval battle enactment was part of the festivities. I ran out of characters and could not include the hashtag #TallShips. So, here they reside.

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