No Fishing

Casting his line

with impunity,

his bait secure on the hook,

standing next to the sign~

no fishing from the bridge

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Searching

He shuffles along in the early light

dressed in layers despite the summer sun,

lifting lids~

poking the trash inside,

looking for something

to make his day worthwhile

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Frenemies

They sit on the bench

some distance apart,

her body turned,

chin in hand

as he reaches across the divide

she cuts her eyes

and he withdraws~

both gazing at the bubbling water

called Friendship Fountain.

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Spring Dream

I was dreaming,

of crystal, clear waters of the spring,

where I went as a child~

ice cold water and sandy bottoms

where little fish nibbled on your toes.

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Morning Observations

Fluffy clouds

sail across blue skies,

egrets perch on river rocks

ducks skim the water’s smooth surface,

creating a circle of ripples

as they dive for fish~

morning walk along the river.

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