The African Queen

A favorite movie

In which

The crippled and capsized

African Queen

Torpedoes the Louisa,

Queen of Lake Tanganyika

Metaphor perhaps?

Does this means our

Good deeds will come back

To save us

Or haunt us?


Perhaps, in the end

All we have

Are the clothes on our back

Like Rosie and Charlie Allnut?

Perhaps cataclysm

Of one sort or another

Is ever in our future.


Might as well

Be of good cheer

And learn to swim.