J. Randal Matheny sweats out his poetic lines from southeastern Brazil. The native Arkansan has been an expat since 1984. He hoards fountain pens, protects his books from predators, and lives by his Bullet Journal.
Come! Leave behind your leisured tea,
And bravely step in the brine of the sea,
To lose all sight of safety’s shore —
Dare you darken that venturesome door?