settling in

The first step onto the dock
is like a fresh haircut, a new dress

Unpacking the groceries
is like casting a line into clear waters

Changing into the swimsuit
is like answering the door on your birthday

Sitting on the front porch
is like unpacking in the college dorm

Cracking the first beer
is like sitting on the front porch

Watching the river flow by
is like forgetting everything else

whatever it was.

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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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