Essays

Essay–Privateering

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Captured waves
anchored, begrimed
copper and dust
the tarnish of time

Our ship sails
on oceans blue
the tales we tell
of derring-do

Bowlines strain
with masts so high
on salt-sprayed wind
the pennants fly

Olden days
beyond our ken
a polished plate
now new again

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at hlcarpenter.com.

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