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Ode to the Granite Boulder in Lake Superior

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Ode to the Granite Boulder in Lake Superior

...upon emerging from the fury of 
swimming just a few feet out in the Grand 
Old Lady

Boldly upright in surf
Fog races in and cloaks her surface
Alive! I grip the bottom for the crush
As waves crash my glistening face
Freedom has found me!


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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 7:35:00 PM
    careful with those waves.

  1. Date: 1/20/2014 7:58:00 AM
    This makes me feel refreshed.

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 1:50:00 PM
    Had me thinking of the people who ride the surf. I am afraid of water so you would not catch me riding the waves or on the water if possible. Nicely done on this poem Jimbo. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 11:34:00 AM
    this is awesome, What a ride!!!

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 9:19:00 AM
    I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to feel this for real, right now. What an invigorating writing!!!