Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Best Tools

But after that were

The Marines who might be said

To most aggressively confront

The world, and I wished the best

Tools, feeling there was too much

Already out there

To have to recreate.

From five-hundred yards

I could see the bull’s eye

And hit it all ten times.

I was ready for anything

After that. The weaknesses

Of Twain, the novel Dreiser

Failed to write,

The Open Boat that carried

Me into other seas

I needed to navigate

Like Slocum voyaging

Around the world


In his Snark.

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