Upriver

water2
My current home is
ninety-five miles upriver from
the coast where I grew up.

Had I allowed myself to merely drift,
I would now be thirty-two leagues out to sea,
floundering at the mercy and
whims of capricious waves.

Instead,
I am resting on a verdant shore
watching the sunlight sparkle
across gentle ripples of water
under an azure sky.

Sometimes it pays
to swim against the tide.


Photo101 Assignment Three: Water

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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2 Responses to Upriver

  1. Julia says:

    Beautiful picture:)

    Liked by 1 person

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