Gondole waiting

Parked gondole waiting for prospective passengers
The gondola promises a royal treatment for the duration of the tour,
the only boat that can make such promise.

It’s not the brocaded seat that attracts me,
but the long oar and its fulcrum, the forcola.

I have no desire to sit.
I want to stand and row.

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