Wednesday, September 05, 2012


All day we stalled.
I stalled over dishes, laundry,
My attitude
They stalled with bike rides, Netflix & Legos
& we barely navigated the day
Around us
But finally at 5
We piled into the car
& drove to where the frogs reside
Net & buckets in hand
we meandered around the ponds
In our boots
Sitting in the sun, pealing oranges
Watching snapping turtles
Pop their heads into the afternoon light.

It was there that we left our frustrations,
Mine at the foot of a tree in the elbow of a pond,
Taking deep breaths
& quietly charged anew.

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