In film called The Basketball Diaries (1995), Jim written this poem after having sex with hooker:

White ship disappears in the wave machine this morning. Your eyes got shut with secret chains that pillow armies eventually set free like soft horses through toy deserts.

Do White ship means human sperm?


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Those lines are quoted from the 1970 poem "Blood Bridge" by Jim Carroll, whose 1978 autobiography The Basketball Diaries was the basis for the movie.

What any line of poetry means is always up for debate, but I would guess that the white ship was a reference to the famous shipwreck and if it's a sexual allusion, it's to his penis, not to any effusion therefrom.

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