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Did you sail the arctic
and caught a cold
and returned to an aridness at home
and your wells apostatic to warmth
Did this cold seize your wick
Did your infection kill the birds
Did you die after the years

Your epitaph read, I guess by a dear friend
who remembered
‘Do not sail the arctic’

 

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About the Author:

Carl TerverCarl Terver is a lover of Bob Marley. His brow arching has become a trait. His insistence on quality in lettered works is to a fault. He’s a chess player and a New Yorker reader, and one day wants to become an Adam Gopnik.