Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Poem for Columbus Day

How to Celebrate Columbus Day
Sue De kelver in 2009 Wisconsin Poets Calendar

Tuck an orange in your pocket
to stave off scurvy.

Chart a self-guided course
toward your Inner Islands.

Take a deep, cleansing breath
to set sail then keep breathing.

Remember you've survived
both storms and doldrums.

Don't count on stars
to show you the way.

Repeat this mantra:
My world will never be flat.

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