Power Boat

The full-throated roar
Across the river slowly deepens
Fades upstream into the night.

Cigarettes perhaps?
Driven by a stressed
Smuggler looking for
The light flashing ashore
Looking for cops
Looking for a few bucks

The frogs rhythmically
Fill in over the fading
Disappearance. Waves lap
Later. High off, a jet blinks
Silent. Far. Aloof.

— August 23, 2006

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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: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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