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Lines to get started, by Britta Benson

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Here’s my response to Brian Vos’s Weekly Poetry Prompt on ( This week’s challenge: Use the following lines as opening lines for a poem or write whatever comes to mind.

Brian’s lines:

‘Though captains come and go,
the ships can still sail on.
Though ships have found the bottom,
the destinations are not gone.’

Here’s what I made of them:

Opening lines

Come or go,

leave traces, don’t bother,

find the bottom, if you wish,

the lowest,

never a final destination.

There’s deeper,

right to Earth’s core,


beyond the last, faint horizon.

Each ship, sail, step,

a possibility of hope

between trip and wreck.

Come or go,

you don’t need to know.


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