Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Fish

We had two days of rain here, and no one complained. This morning, the sun has broken through, and we will be heading out for a walk. Before we leave, I thought I'd share this one with you.

Well, yes, of course
you slipped under the barrier
but not onto the shore.
You held still enough
that a fish floated by
in that transparent water
his body so much stronger
than yours.
It wasn’t until then
that you realized you
were no longer dry.
Once you left the water
you could no longer stand.
It’s not that you were
great at swimming,
you weren’t; but the water
made you buoyant. It took
away the sorrow and 
washed away the hurt.

--Julie Reeser © all rights reserved

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