Succinct: Floating Down the River

pelahatchie bay river 1 april 12

Paddling down the river

the channel is wide

following a succinct course

avoiding obstacles on the outside


Floating down the river

an alligator swims along

slowly observing me

deciding to go on


Farther down river

a blue heron on the bank

taking in the sun

sitting on a bucket that sank


Close to the dam now

can hear the water roar

churning through the gates

watching the birds soar


Fish jumping in the water

fishermen with wood poles

birds following them

dinner is the goal


Returning home now

the sun is going down

silence along the river

serenity abound


copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce



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