Poets Corner: Crossed the Canal


Crossed the Canal

And turned left


Meant to take a right

On my way to magic.

One more channel to cross.

Maybe I’m the first,

But they’ll talk about it

So loud

My mate will make her way to me.

Cape Cod, No.

I was meant to be

The black bear of Martha’s Vineyard.

Genevieve H. Abbot

Genevieve H. Abbot is a retired theater teacher, living in Oak Bluffs, who spends some volunteer time at the Animal Shelter of MV and Rising Tide.

The Martha’s Vineyard Times welcomes contributions to Poet’s Corner. Dan Waters, former poet laureate of West Tisbury, will select poems to be published here. Submissions should be directed to dan@indianhillpress.com.