Palisades

Posted: September 4, 2010 in My Poetry
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Green water,
like the kayak.

Silence
all around.
Blue heron
low over water;

beneath is a city
of tumbled rock.
Koi swim in and out
of plants so tall
they reach
the water’s surface.

Toads chirrup
and some duck
with a white bill
dives away from sight.

Blue dragonflies
hover in swarms,
just above the water.

If I have to live,
here’s a reason:

the beauty of this world.

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Comments
  1. heather says:

    If I have to live
    I’ll drown in these ponds
    Smothered by air
    Breathed in by wild beasts
    Floating above invisible
    Civilizations
    If I have to live
    I’ll live with this life
    Surrounding me

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