I wanted to be sure to reach you;
though my ship was on the way it got caught
in some moorings. I am always tying upand then deciding to depart.
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Frank O’Hara, “To the Harbormaster” from Meditations in an Emergency. Copyright © 1957 by Frank O’Hara. Reprinted with the permission of Grove/Atlantic, Inc., www.groveatlantic.com.
Source: The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara (1995)