Dragonfly Pond

As I lay in the cool, moist sand, mesmerized
Watching the chain of events unfold around me.
Water skeeter is skating across the water
while the honeybees go about their days work pollinating the blackberry blossoms.

As I lay in the cool, moist sand, watching
The pesky mosquitoes take twice their weight in blood each time they strike
while trout hides quietly in the shadows
and frog hops onto a rock to say hello.

As I lay in the cool, moist sand, watching
The stifling heat brings with it the fragrance of blossoms
and the sweet smell of uncut hay.

As I lay in the cool, moist sand, watching
A pair of dragonflys arrive to perform a ballet
Flitting to and fro, pirouting like two ballerinas
landing gently on the water, wings slowly pulsating in the sun.

As I lay in the cool, moist sand, watching
a sow bug come plodding along with its hard shell and many legs
but, my stomach growls hungrily
unwilling, I say goodbye to my friends

 

© October 4, 2001 Paul von Kempf, JR.
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