over a hundred years ago shackleton

rowed 800 miles over antarctic winter

seas in an open boat to get help he made

it back months later saved all the sailors

left behind on a few black rocks they

were down to their last penguin for fare

that voyage is now famed in history nova

nat geographic documentaries do you

suppose our environment, soc security etc

can survive on rocks stripped bare there

are no shackletons now among posturing

powers nor the cringing crews they control

strong rowers yes sturdy schiffs schumers

but can they make the 800 miles bring us

back, ahead, to an uncertain future safety?

2020 Jacqueline Jackson

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