I stand staring into the water.
Battling the light, fighting past shadow.
Fleeting images skate along glass.
Uncertainty, doubt, nothing is plain.
Curious orange, glinted, then gone.
Rippled concentration, I frown.
Birds fly through a crocodile cloud,
then disappear into the grass.
A dragon-fly conducts a detailed inspection.
Pond-weed beckons, come closer...come closer...
Dark depths hide many mysteries.
A giggle blown on the breeze,
Death, bloated, stares up accusingly.
A pond-skater pauses to read the nursery logo.
Another comes to confirm.
Crocodile jaws close over their meeting.
Apple-blossom, blue sky, black tyre-swing.
Nature's reality painted on glass.
A raindrop explodes on the surface.
Another, another, a battleground of ripples.
Distorted images echo my thoughts.
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