April 10*

container ship

the junk barges going north
with a season of supplies:
          trailers, boats, backhoes
          mystery containers
          stacked askew, perched
          seemingly ready to topple
plow through our little sea
practicing for the big stuff.

it is curious.
they never come back.

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
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container ship

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