Small Boats Killing Time in a Room

You have to be lost
To find a place that can’t be found
—from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

I’m going to throw
The most magnificent garden party

At my house in Pigeon Cove
& not face death

Any time soon
It’s OK

The Parrot Head’s
A good friend

A small boat killing time in a room
He’s watching the children

Paint what they see
Please find it

In your heart
To just let this whole

Scenario play out
& not say anything hurtful

Or goddamned
& if you do

Painting like children
Will become our subject

Raymond Farr is author of ECSTATIC/.of facts (Otoliths, 2011), & Writing What For? across the Mourning Sky (Blue & Yellow Dog, 2012). His poems appear in and/or, West Wind Review, Otoliths, Upstairs at Duroc, Cricket Online Review, & Eratio. He has a chapbook, Eating the Word NOISE!, which is slated for February 2015 publication by White Knuckle Press & another full-length collection of poems Poetry in the Age of Zero Grav due out from Blue & Yellow Dog Press in mid-2015. He is editor of Blue & Yellow Dog.

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