There Goes

by Michael Shindler (February 2024)

The Lac d’Annecy, Paul Cezanne, 1896


There goes the last boat.
There goes the last star.

There go the women
Over the wave,
Afloat and afar.

Another sea, another ocean.
A new sign, an emotion.

But we are bidden
To be brave:

To chase the last boat,
The last star.


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Michael Shindler is a writer living in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in publications including The American Conservative, The American Spectator, National Review Online, New English Review, University Bookman, and Providence. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelShindler.

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