when i watch you
the smile of our journey
shines back at me

when i watch you
our young dreams
float by on a yellow raft
heading everywhere

when i watch you
the widest ocean
cannot contain
the possibilities
in the blue colored
sky of your eyes

ReadWritePoem #30: Write a poem about the first line from Lucille Clifton’s poem, miss rosie. …when i watch you….
photo: floating by, originally uploaded by millicent_bystander.



Raft Waking

Poefusion Friday 5 prompt: synchronized swimming, whalesong, fluidity, river, age (boy these were tuff!!!)
photo: ela_the, photobucket


drifting downstream
the raft slips with ease

watchful of the way
the river channels fluidily
telling the untold
tales of old age

commodius the canyon
sealed aperture yawns
erstwhile concealed

waters recede in a sway
of synchronized swimming
impressionable and pliant
composing the way

oar gliding
cool water resonates
canyon walls arrest
a soothing whalesong
watching and waiting
signals to speak

fixed and resolved
firm in belief
headway flourishes
in a soft splash spray

approaching shore
abdicating the oar
land awaits