Manhattan Sail-Away

Manhattan Sail-AwayAs the Sagafjord sailed from her pier
Skyscrapers caught the sunset.
Helicopters whirred.
The lady of liberty glowed green then gold.
Next to me on deck
a young actor from the ship’s cast
stood clenching his fist.
  “I will star on Broadway,” he vowed.
       “I WILL” The band played.
City lights beckoned,
luring like sultry sirens.
     New York
        … NEW YORK

— by Kay Winters

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