Boatman

A boatman promised us the shore.
Mouth frothing with blabbers,
he took the oar and paddled right,
right to where we wanted to leave –
the mouth of a whirlpool.

Our boat capsized. Drown us?
We know how to swim. Has any boatman
swum free from his own sticky spittle?

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