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Three Poems, by Tim Suermondt

Ahoy in the Neighborhood

A cruise ship is docked
two blocks 
from Spiro’s Apothecary,
yet it feels galaxies away.

A man comes home
with a bag of groceries,
a pack of light bulbs—
and some travel brochures

that will quickly find
themselves in the drawer,
plopped among the ever-
growing clutter the years

have lazily ignored.
The man will sit in his
tattered but faithful chair,
readying himself 

for another passable night
and try to ignore
the city’s parade of sirens,
including the blasts

from the cruise ship
slowly plowing out to sea,
under a stark, lobsters
on ice-colored moon. 

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