The Thought Behind the Oar

The Thought Behind the Oar

It was not something
he made a meal of.
Yet depending on
where he was
in his travels,

come July 4th, December 6th, 9/11,
he would take to the water
and row,
to connect with the spirits
of those no longer of earth,

those no longer of the elements
we wrap ourselves in.

Philip Kuepper
(11 September 2013)

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