Weathered  Rowboat

Ethan Harper, 2019




Come to me on your next vacation!
I will bathe you in kisses.
I will make locks in your hair.
I will paint your toes.
I will make you breakfast, every morning.

As the world goes south.
I need your cheeky cerebrum,
your compassion,
your closeness
and your caress.

Can we create an oasis of love
in a world full of hate?
Can we live a life of peace
when all around us the warmongers
are readying to do despicable deeds?

August is the most brutal of months.
This is the time of choice
for the world’s despots
to bring out their tin soldiers
and play at conflict in a fool’s endeavour.

Come to me on your next vacation!
I will offer you a refuge
that defies the machines of war
that spreads warmth about your body
and gives me a life I had thought forever lost.

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