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Full Moon Float

Late at night
I slip into the river
I like to float with the current
Dark and scary
Never knowing where it will 
Take me.
Sometimes it pulls me under
Other time it's as gentle as a lamb
It snakes and turns
And tumbles me
Till I am exhausted
Sooner or later I am upon the shore
And I lie there and look upon the stars
Wondering why God put me here
I dig my toes in the sand
And grasp a willow root
Just to feel something real
And then I get up 
And roll a smoke
And laugh at the wind
For I am just a fool in love 
And stagger back up the road
I put my thumb out
And hitch a ride back home
Sometimes we talk 
Sometimes we don’t
But we always seem to smoke
And share a story or two or three
And tell a couple of bad jokes
I shake their hand and say goodbye
But I'll see them again
The next time I get the itch to float 
Upon a full moon.

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 3:58:00 AM
    Stephen, it is a pleasure to be back reading on your page. My my my have I some catching up to do. I am so excited to read some of your recent poems. Also I must thank you for your gracious reviews on my work as well. This poem speaks to me in many ways. I love a good float in the water, looking up at the wonderful sky. I am glad you chose to write of it. Sometimes its good to get out into the open air and just breathe in all of the beauty surrounding us. Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/9/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Laura,good to have you back! Missed you. thanks for the gracious comments. I love a good float especially at night with a full moon. Something very magical about the whole experience. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Sounds dreamy, floating in a river under a full moon not knowing where you might end up. So many things happening in this one. Great imagery.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/15/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The river of mystery. I float it often. Thanks Karen for taking the time to comment and read my work. Kilmer