Sunday, August 05, 2007

Lake-view apartments

Stagnation is
living by a man-made lake
for years.

Growing up
under the shadow
of trees by a pond
and climbing them
is part of being a child.
Smoking and coughing
under those trees is part of
going out like a tired flame.

Between these two states
the pond can
just be a teacher.

Those who grow up by the river
are capable of choosing
being still or boisterous.

Those by the still, placid lake
are somewhat repressed.

But, to live by a sad river
is even sadder.

August 5, 2007.

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