295 #3, #4: Pirates!

Hoist the Colours

The king and his men stole the queen
From her bed and bound her in her Bones
The seas be ours and by the powers
Where we will we’ll roam

Yo Ho, All Together
Hoist the Colours High
Heave Ho, Thieves and Beggers
Never Shall We Die!

Some men have died and some
Are alive and others sail on the sea —
With the keys to the cage and the Devil to pay
We lay to Fiddler’s Green.

The bell has been raised from its
Watery grave; do you hear its sepulchral tone?
We are a calling all, pay heed the squall
And turn your sail toward home.


Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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