the boys of halifax
pressed up against but at least not press-ganged
that sounds intense tragic 18-55 yr. olds kidnapped
for the king having a beer then to disappear for 5 years !
the sailors of Halifax are:
they wink at every corner & beckon a girl into dank rooms
stonethick amber beers sly sidling up
with any luck the lugubrious one all doe eyes lingering & wet
will crook his elongated forefinger
& take me home
to his bearded mama
Fall 2021 ..save me from overwrought Haligonian chowders..