Manifest Destiny (Infinite Loop)

~ erasure poem based on The First Voyage Round the World; 
Antonio Pigafetta, 1874


                       (         illustrious and     very
reverend      ) 
                      permit         me to see
and suffer 
                             but also      desire

                              By which

I wished to go; 

                    therefore          by night
               a torch          of burning wood

thick cord of reeds
                well soaked in         water

                                   two lights

                     the studding sail

                an answering signal 

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