Poems of the Week

Gold No Rush

by Iris Herriot

“San Diego man’s wallet lost in Antarctica turns up 53 years later
Paul Grisham forgot he lost it until rediscovery during demolition work at McMurdo base”
The Guardian

McMurdo, ’68: I had a wallet, which I lost.
In sunny California our paths have just re-crossed.
In gratitude, I’ve had the moral thereupon embossed:
The bank accounts we freeze may providentially defrost.