YOUNG UNWILLING

I want to see     

the skyline of a town    

falling & rising from my           

wooden boat then         

receding.

 

I want to hunt   

whale in a deep-

sea setting.        

Love them         

like Ahab.         

    

I want to torrent           

Free Willy         

becoming a pirate          

becoming a man of the sea        

so I could harpoon        

        

this TV screen & burn  

copies to DVD &         

throw them from          

a freeway            

overpass &       

        

film myself burning      

DVDs & send   

the videos           

to family &       

friends & &c.

  

waving as I sail 

into international          

waters burning  

DVD after         

DVD.    

        

Outside I can see…      

Outside I can see          

grey shoreline   

buffering the sea           

 

&           

 

there is rain

there is sea

there is gull

there is car

there is sand

there is face

there is sea

there is woman

there is surfboard

there is wave

there is surfboard

there is wave

there is sea

there is face

there is bus

there is face

there is boy

there is dog

there is rain

there is sandal

there is wind

there is salt

there is rain

there is bus

there is boy

there is dog

there is bus

there is sand

there is sea

there is wave

there is surfboard

there is rain

there is wind

there is sand

there is gull

there is wind

there is rain

there is buoy

there is boat

there is boy

there is rain

there is rain

Samuel Rowe loves autumn the most. He edits Killer Whale Journal and studies law. 

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