Wednesday, August 5, 2015


The Lost Expedition

this is the end

and so the sail
dipped below the horizon
tho whether because of the planet's curvature
or a kraken attack wasn't clear

the middle

grapnels flew across the gap & bit the rails
and a few dozen pirates swung aboard
hard-bitten words  and scimitars
clashed and flew apart

they fought free of the pirates
and the sail caught the west wind
all hands bandaged their wounds
and gulls swooped at the wake

the beginning

refitting complete
the Tern was ready
for the next leg of the journey
the crew, money spent, was ready too

a few hours after they left port
a ship appeared flying the skull & bones
it closed quickly and they could see
a flamboyant crew

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