River Sister

April 22, 2008
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There is a river here!
(
surprise and delight in green-brown eyes
same color as the water.
River eyes.
)
Just here!
Slipper-splashing over mossy rocks
Fallen trees
Fish and shells!
Glimmer-gurgling around!
(
you laugh like a joke
because it is.
River joke.
)
Come on!
(
scampering over rocks
and mossy-green trees.
River walking.
)
Don’t fall!
(
The car is half a mile back
and if we don’t leave, we’ll be late.
But you’re ten steps ahead.
like they say
I always am.
Ten steps ahead is my place.
)
A fish!
Sparkle-skimmering under leaves!
Flisher-fish-flashing in splotchy sunlight
And shadows
under rocks and branches!
(
Who let you see that?
I’m the one who always sees things,
understands things,
knows things.
Things you don’t.
Who let you see it first?
)





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