have committed myself
to a new profession
ship building
adept at the practice of sinking
boring holes
into the framework of vessels
cap sizing & igniting masts ablaze
an arsonist at sea

a faineant caretaker
unwaxed the hull rots
filthy bilges
seacocks frozen shut
have left many a ship idle
till it is unworthy of the sea




docked, afloat sinking, or rendered enkindled

this new vocation is a novelty
lacking skill
far from a craftsman
but have committed my attention
toward becoming a shipwright

for out on the ocean
it is lonely
after awhile your arms tire
without a ship
to sail your way home…


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