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RIPPLES


Today, I recalled a blue heron 
wading in the Nithe, 
the creature resilient in downrush,
the river silted by a summer squall,
moving, moving, moving
as beauty stood still, 

                         unchanged

There had been 
one moment the bridge 
on which I'd stood
had seemed to sway a covenant

The memory rippled,
demanded permission to get uncomfortable
on a page or burrow below breastbone,
settle into being

Instead, I swept it away 
with cake crumbs and dust,
buried it in the wastebasket
where a lie was found 
amongst torn paper

The thought cooled there
like a bird

                          in roughest waters.



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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Oh Cyndi - "resilient in ripples" What beauty in the stanza beginning "Instead I swept it away." A sad one my dear wonderful poet; impeccable. I have missed you. Thank you for being such a wonderful poet and sharing with us all. I have missed you. Never please go far. lvoe, Kathy

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 9:29:00 PM
    Hi Cyndi, I have missed reading new poetry from you. This poem is beautiful, eloquent, poignant...simply touching. Another fave from you...love and blessings