Who wouldn’t want to hoist the Jolly Roger?
With role models like Captain Morgan, the Dread Pirate Roberts, and Keith Richards, what little boy hasn’t, at one time or another, dreamt of running away and joining the pirates? Even little girls could thrill to the exploits of real life female pirates, such as Anne Bonney, Mary Read, Madame Cheng, and the legendary, fictional, Pirate Jenny.
What is it about being a pirate that makes us want to put on our pirate pants and dance? And, what is it about pirates that has kept the public enthralled for centuries, and has made them such a creative force in our collective imagination?
Anthony Galli currently lives in Athens, Georgia. He shares a birthday with his black cat, Magic, and they both claim Wings of Desire as their favorite film. Anthony has published two books of poetry, Amnesia for Insomniacs and Invisible Idiot.