Margaret Christakos, What Stirs (Toronto: Coach House Books, 2008): 50.
1A soup of atmosphere tugs us back
2Purple stew at sunset
3All of us levy a coordinated breaststroke
4Captain shouts Heave, ya bastards!
5You expected comfort?
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