Monday, June 25, 2018

Burnside Bridge (Day 523)

Archly playing one side 
against the other, 
she stretches 
toes in the stream.
Once wild, she 
conquered it, firmed 
the weak edges, provided 
a new perspective.
And, when that 
sparkling water slowed
to a blood-thick trickle
at her feet, she did not 
collapse, but remained 
stalwart for those 
who needed her 
strength more than she 
needed to fall 
to her knees and weep.

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: Piotrus via Wikimedia Commons
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