“Navy Bans Tobacco Use on Its Submarine Fleet” (Diane Mayr)

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next port
sailors stock up
on lifesavers

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Headlines:

“Navy Bans Tobacco Use on Its Submarine Fleet” (New York Times)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. Michael Henry Lee

    Very clever. “Lifesavers” lift the poem up on a multi-metaphoric level quite successfully.

  2. Dick Whyte

    Agreed – well put Michael! A gem of a senryu Diane.

  3. Diane Mayr

    Many thanks, especially to my editor for the suggestion of a little pruning!

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