No Water In Venice- A Poem Typecast

"No Water in Venice" by: Luke Austin Daugherty- Copyright 2005

“No Water in Venice” by: Luke Austin Daugherty- Copyright 2005

Since I just finally found this Olympia DeLuxe typewriter that was given to me by my father in 2007, I thought I’d use it to type up some of my older poems. The typewriter was accidentally buried in some of our storage totes two moves back. When I started writing poetry regularly in 2004, I wrote only in a lined journal. That was the case for several years. The most of my first several hundred poems have never been typed up or published anywhere.

This poem was inspired by the solar system syzygy in January, 2005 which left Venice gondolas stuck aground due to low tide levels.