11 March 2008 | Vol. 8, No. 1


in maiz, in maiz, gentle, ease

y with the cutlass easy maiz,

steady with the cutlass gentle

boarding axe, plank by plank

up to the rigging lines, little

grog at the rigging lines after

maiz in, cutlass to cutlass

gentle blunderbuss nail shot,

easy grog in the gentle wound,

steady grog to the wound

maiz later with meatpie

and later the gentle rigging

line tale over meatpie and maiz

About the author:

Michael S. Rerick lives and schools in Cincinnati. Poems are forthcoming at Greatcoat and Words on Walls.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Michael S. Rerick at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 8, No. 1, where "pirate" ran on March 11, 2008. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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