Saturday, early: on the boat with Lan

looking toward the left
at the Statue of Liberty
in the clear distance
framed in the boat’s unwashed window…

an Asian woman alone,
several Black couples,
a Latina and her children,
a blond Northern European couple –

all sitting there
talking or reading or viewing
the Statue across the water
silently…

That line from The Tempest
filled my heart and mind:
Oh brave new world
that has such people in it!

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(c) Gregory V Driscoll  2011

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