A Sailor’s Life for Me?
by L. Stewart Marsden
Itchy outbreak from what?
Dust from sanding the wale strake?
Latex gloves from priming the chain strake?
Different exotic woods?
Six doses of Benadryl,
Scratching, itching, scratching, itching,
Fingernails ripping flesh, palms, bottoms of feet.
Working to outfit her
Working to prepare her
Working to sail her,
Bone weary, and glad.
Day Nine in The National Poetry Month challenge of a poem a day. Tired and weary.