Written for:  Poetic Asides #501
Write a body of water poem.  (e.g.  Mississippi, Pacific, Dead Sea)

I would love to go steamboatin’
on the Mississippi River.
A cruise with some blues,
and a jazz group playing.
Eat some southern cooking,
then stand outside and watch
the paddlewheel turn, but
not take a swim. The Big
Muddy has currents too strong
within. I will have a southern
cocktail–Mint Julep, Sazerac.
Two would likely land me
on my back. My stateroom
awaits for a quick snooze.
Then I hear the blues band
tuning up. Oh, how I would
love to go steamboatin’
the the Mississippi.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Steamboatin’

  1. Kathleen Kittleman says:

    A shared bucket list item.


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