medusa’s ascent

23 Feb

ships still arrive from far away places,
medusablue 001 (2)all the comings and goings,
like reading a baseball boxscore,
all the runs, hits, errors, winner, loser
replaced by
flag, vessel, berth, previous, and next.

the port of Montreal website lists
february 23 as the arrival day for
Vessel: African Jacaranda,
Flag: Liberian
Berth: Ancrage Lanoraie,
Previous: Casablanca/Maroc
Next: Haiti NSA/Haiti

and that doesn’t include the
underbelly and stowaways and snakes and
firework in February!
i feel like walking around town

painting by colorsetbrushes


2 Responses to “medusa’s ascent”

  1. kvennarad February 23, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

    What’s in the double-bottoms is anyone’s guess.

    • Steve Myers February 23, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

      Leave it to you Marie. You could run a scrabble table from now till Christmas. I was looking around for the word to identify the underbelly of a ship and kept thinking it was the galley, but that’s the kitchen so I called it the underbelly, but it is in fact the double-bottoms and that sounds way down there, doubly down there.

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