Bruce McGuffin


A Nautical Question

Can you canoodle in canoes?
Aluminum or wood and canvas?
And if you can than would you choose
A night you’re free so I can plan this
Amatory outing when
Upon the pond, beneath the moon,
We’ll gently drift together, then
Conditions will be opportune.
For if I’m right, you wouldn’t mind
That as we float there quietly
In such a tiny boat we’ll find
Ourselves in close proximity.

Can I canoodle in canoes?
They’re tippy boats, and not too wide.
I don’t expect a pleasant cruise
If we canoodle side by side.
We’d be much safer in a skiff,
Or better yet upon dry land.
Canoes are prone to capsize if
Canoodling gets out of hand.

Bruce McGuffin has been writing light poetry for years, despite the long-ago urgings of his high school English teacher to give it up. His poetry has appeared in Light, Lighten Up Online, The Asses of Parnassus, Better Than Starbucks, and other journals. He divides his time between Lexington, MA, where he works in a radio factory, and Antrim, NH, where he lives with his wife. His Erdos number is four.