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Walker Beside Pond

One side painted
in brilliant sun, shore
leads a path.
Bright arm and leg
swing beside
mute limbs cast
in rhythm beside
a still pond painted
in reed thrusts
and bushy sponges.
Grass and trees and
water still but for
this person who passes
through, bleeds nature’s
edges of stark green bushes.

  Richard Dinges, Jr.