Poetry: Famous Shit Float

Not since Mobile Bay’s view
of the infamous Poop Cruise ship
(2013 docked view from I-10)
have I joined thousands on
a wasteful float to who-cares where,
doing nothing to be in the
vulnerable middle of
a watery nowhere.

Cruise food may be good
and if you are looking
for the ten pounds I lost
you may find it there,
but must we live
in postage stamp rooms
with a view of nothing
ever new, to overeat well?

I’m done with cruise line
silliness, getting on and off
and making memories
I’d like to forget,
but I hope not
so much for eating well.
ROAD TRIP!?

***

To look both ways, we must know one from the other.
In the middle of truly nowhere, not even the gaps can feed the fish.

6 thoughts on “Poetry: Famous Shit Float

  1. Nicely expressed, Bill. I’ve never had a hankering to take a cruise, and now you’ve provided sound reasons why I’ll continue to keep that experience off my bucket list.

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    1. But if you must, Alaska inside passage runs are okay during the day (you can see). I’ve never done a river cruise, but considered it. I like trains, buses, and cars for casual travel.

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  2. I have no interest, because too many hot places, too many sea monsters, and too many vertigo. (In that order.) However, every time I see those Viking River Cruise commercials, I’m awed by the idea of one beauty after another from my postage stamp balcony.

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