Sunday, May 9, 2021

"Buffing"

 A poem written by Thomas M. McDade of the USS Mullinnix back in the day… you know it’s old because they still used the green tile!  


What I liked
most about it
being too rough
for deck apes
to work
topside
on the
USS Mullinnix
was buffing
passageways
and
coordinating
the whims
of machine
and sea
without
scuffing
the base
of bulkheads.
Even when
it came to
figuring how
many saltines
would cover
a green
square
of tile
to keep
breakfast
down.

 





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