How I Could Be a Pirate Despite Limited Vision
Prone to motion sickness on the high seas,
during battle, I can vomit
in the general direction of the opposing ship.
Able to see numbers on corners of bills,
when treasure falls into our hands,
I can count how much there is,
keep records in Braille,
entertain others with guitar and voice,
play a last request for those walking the plank.
If our ship goes down like the Titanic,
I’ll sing “Nearer My God to Thee.”
Now it’s your turn. Write a poem or essay, telling a pirate ship captain how you could be an asset to his crew. When I first read the prompt, I considered writing my poem in the form of a resume but realized that pirate captains don’t follow normal hiring procedures. They don’t reject prospective employees in the usual way, either. If I applied for a job with a gang of pirates, using the above poem as a resume, I would be the one walking the plank.