What Floats My Boat by Neall Calvert

Poem title: What Floats My Boat Poet name: Neall Calvert Poem: When travel fears arise I remind myself: boats are made to float, cars to cross earth, planes to soar skies—they’re purpose-built. When fears of writing failure arise, I recall: I’m made to poetize: purpose-built. . So . . . . . . . . pump my tires, please, cuz o f f poems float my boat and k e I’m clea r e d f o r t a End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Neall Calvert A former journalist and book editor, Neall Calvert has had poetry published in books, journals and online in the United States, Canada and abroad, most recently in Worth More Standing: Poets and Activists Pay Homage to Trees (Caitlin: 2022) and the journal Sea & Cedar (three poems, Summer 2022). His chapbook This Mystic Seeking is seeking a publisher. Neall is an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets and writes from the quiet and wildness of northern Vancouver Island.