Picture This: Ships safe in the harbor

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."
- John A. Shedd from Salt from My Attic (1928)

Ships safe in the harbor (by K. Walters in Mackinaw City)


  1. Ships won't be anchored forever
    Rusted anchor will break free
    Its weight will help sink deeper
    With a noisy thump, clamor will scatter
    The boat will set sail at the end of the day
    No weight is sufficiently substantial to succeed
    Controlled away to far off land
    Hunting down newer shores and destinations
    Far from the land of requirement.

    Betty Allen.


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