Things that last

Some buildings, this cottage, for example,
About one hundred years old, where
People have sat and observed
More or less the same river although
Never the same river unless you
Forgive the details —
Anyway, this seems to last.
Jewles last: give your love a diamond
Or an ice cream cone;
One lasts, the other
Fades except as a subscription
Or a symbol of something wonderful;
But the subscription: ice cream every day
At 6 pm for a thousand years . . . .

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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