Travel advice

I can’t speak for Marco Polo
or for Captain Cook.
but I do know that travelling
is not for every schmuck.

Consider Captain Weaver,
who left from Icefloe Head
in a barrel of tomatoes
that froze and sank like lead.

Consider Ebeneezer Tweeze,
explorer of the Nile.
who hired a team of turtles
and barely went a mile.

And on this point who can forget
the fate of Wandering Walter,
whose journey to Medina
left him stranded in Gibraltar?

So if you plan to travel,
remember most of all
that the world is very big,
and you are very small.


 

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