Ark

Poem By Robert Sheridan

... large boat w/every creature
... chest w/the Bill of Non-Rights
... Joan – Maid of Orleans
... a place of protection, or refuge
... tributary flatboat – ol’ Miss
... secret, or mystery – that’s plural
... sideshow remedy – cure-all elixir
... to restrain by lawful force
... coerce someone to vote
... birds of a fetter
... exercere/exercitum – inclosure
... performance – religious duty
... give practice – test, or trial
... deposit of bony matter
... compassionate treatment
... Father of mercy – God’s comfort.

‘2008’

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