My family’s aluminum canoe,
Was something I wanted to do…
But a girl said “no”
She would not go,
Even one wet shirt wouldn’t do!
By myself I couldn’t lift
And maneuver the family gift…
E’en though we’d marry
She refused to carry,
Our canoe o’er a single portage lift!
So, I had to leave it there,
Less chances of mountain lake air…
I’m up a creek
With no canoe of which to speak,
With my cane, forest walking takes care!
IMAGE: a Grumman aluminum canoe similar to our family’s.